Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Taiwan-based Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has invested in the high-quality facial, toilet and towel market after it signed for a new tissue line.

The Toscotec-supplied tissue line will be installed at the company’s Ching-Shui mill located in Qingshui District, Taiwan. Start-up will be in the last quarter of 2015.

With a width of 3.6m and a design speed of 1,700mpm, the new production line will produce 120tpd of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grade from 13,5g/m2 to 23g/m2 basis weight.

The delivery, based on an intensive energy-saving concept, includes the stock preparation plant with the approach flow featuring ultimate Toscotec technology TT SAFÂź, water system, an AHEAD-1.5M tissue machine with double-layer headbox, jumbo suction press TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR1425 and Toscotec steel Yankee dryer TT SYD-18FT.

The supply will also comprise the electrification and controls package, tissue machine auxiliaries like the steam heated hood, steam and condensate system, dust removal system provided by Toscotec’s associate Milltech.

In April last year, YFY said it was poised to invest $268m in building several tissue paper machines at its mills in China and Taiwan over the next three years.

This new investment is part of its big expansion plan into the tissue segment.

The company was founded in 1924 and worked in the fertilisers, sugar, and grain industries.

Yuen Foong Yu Paper was officially established in 1950. Yuen Foong Yu Paper produces reading and writing, industrial, and home use paper.

It currently operates in the tissue industry in China with three mills (Yangzhou-Jangsu, Kunshan-Suzhou Jangsu, Beijing-Mafang) with a total annual capacity of 150,000 tpy, and in Taiwan with two mills (ChingShui and Yangmei) with a total annual capacity of 74,000tpy.

In Taiwan the company has around 25% of the domestic market and it is looking at expanding its market share to 35% in the next three years.