Metso has been awarded a repeat order for four complete tissue productionlines for HengAn Group in China. Two of the lines will be located at Shandong HengAn Paper Co., Ltd, in Weifang City, Shandong Province, and two at HengAn Wuhu Paper Co., Ltd, in Wuhu City, Anhui Province. Start-ups are planned to be successive with the first in December 2013 in Weifang. The new lines will add another 240,000 tonnes a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades to HengAn Group’s total production. The raw material for the new machines will be virgin pulp.
Metso’s delivery will comprise four tissue productionlines featuring Metso’s stock preparation equipment and Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine. Each machine will include an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder with deep rib for highest energy efficiency, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel P reel. The tissue lines will also feature Metso’s new MicroBar refiner segments for short fiber refining and VacuFox polyurethane roll covers for tissue machine press sections. The new lines will have a width of 5.6 m and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min.