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Turkey’s Tezol Tütün Kagit has increased its capacity after it signed for a Valmet-supplied tissue production line for an undisclosed sum.

The new tissue machine will be installed at the family-owned company’s new mill site in the city of Mersin and start-up is scheduled for 2015.

Ersin Tezol, chief executive of Tezol Tütün ve Kagit San ve Tic A.S, said: “The new tissue line will fulfill Tezol’s ambition to produce environmentally friendly products of highest quality in a cost-efficient way.”

The delivery will comprise a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a cast iron Yankee cylinder, an Advantage ViscoNip press and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood.

The new line will have a width of 2.85m and will increase the company’s existing production for the Turkish market by another 30,000tpy of bathroom tissue, towel grades and diaper tissue.

The raw material for the new production line will be virgin fibre and recycled fibre.

Tezol Tütün was established in 1932 and entered the tissue market in 2000.

Over the past nine years it has invested in a tissue machine in Torbali, 2004, a deinking line in 2007 and a second tissue mill in 2009.

The company is a major manufacturer in the Turkish tissue market, supplying towel, napkin and toilet paper products under the brands Softy, Mare and Ecco as well as private label products.

It also exports recycled tissue and finished products to Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Central America.