China’s Fujian Hengan Group has invested in two Valmet-supplied Advantage QRT tissue lines to increase its production of premium tissue products.
The company said the move was a result of the increasing number of consumers looking for tissue products with premium or ultra-premium quality.
The two new lines will be installed at mills in Hunan province and Hubei province and will mainly produce high quality facial and kitchen towel.
It will add around 70,000 tonnes of tissue to the company’s current production of facial, toilet and towel tissues. Both machines are planned for start-up during the first half of 2023.
Hengan has previously installed eight Valmet Advantage DCT 200HS tissue production lines to its mills in China.
Xuan Liu, Vice Chief Engineer of Tissue Segment, Hengan Group, said: “Since the installation of the first Advantage DCT machine more than 15 years ago, Hengan Group has grown into a leading national hygiene product company.
“Today we see a growing demand of high-quality products in China and have decided to invest in new technology to produce tissue products close to ultra-premium quality to the market.”
Tissues machines TM33 and TM34 will have a width of 3.65m and a design speed of 1,800m/min and will use virgin baled pulp.
They will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a 18 feet cast alloy Yankee cylinder.
Fujian Hengan Group was founded in 1985 and manufactures household paper, maternal and child hygiene products.