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

China’s Yunnan Yun-Jing forestry and pulp mill company is to boost its product range after it announced it will install a complete tissue production line.

Metso will supply the line to the company’s Jinggu County mill, where it will produce high-quality tissue products.

The new line will have a width of 2.85m and an operating speed of 1,870m/min, with a yearly production of 30,000 tonnes of bathroom tissue for the Chinese market.

Raw material for the new production line will be virgin fibre from the company’s own pulp mill.

Start-up is scheduled for mid 2014 and the value of the order was not disclosed.

The producer’s deputy manager, project management, Chen Xueping, said: “This will be the most advanced tissue machine with the highest capacity and product quality and the lowest energy consumption in the Yunnan Province.

“The new tissue line will integrate tissue making to Yunnan Yun-Jing’s current business and will supply high-quality tissue to the Yunnan market.

“We are convinced that the new line will improve our competitiveness and support our market expansion.”

Metso’s delivery will comprise: a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, an Advantage ViscoNip press for improved press dryness, and a Metso special alloy cast iron Yankee cylinder with an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood.

Metso will also supply stock preparation equipment and Metso DNA automation and Metso IQ quality control systems.

Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd is an agricultural enterprise in Yunnan Province.

The company operates in the forestry and coal mine businesses and is the holder of one million acres of forestry land.