Xiamen Xinyang Paper’s new Metso-supplied tissue machine came on stream one week ahead of schedule on September 10, 2012, in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China. Only nine days later, after five days of continuous operation, the machine reached the operating speed of 1,900 m/min. Metso’s delivery comprised a complete productionline with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The delivery also featured Metso’s patented Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology and BlackBelt shoe press belt. The productionline will be optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy. The delivery also comprised an extensive automation package including Metso DNA machine, process and integrated drive controls, and a Metso IQ quality control system with a Metso IQ Scanner and a Metso IQ Fiber sensor. With a width of 5.6 m and a maximum operating speed of 2,000 m/min, the new productionline will produce 60,000 tonnes a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.