Press release May 29, 2013 02:30:00 PM CET

Metso to supply complete tissue line for Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill in China

Metso Corporation's press release on May 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. local time

The new line will add high-quality tissue to the company's product portfolio

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line for Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd in China. The new tissue machine will be installed at the company's mill in Jinggu County, Yunnan Province. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for mid 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

With this new tissue line Yunnan Yun-Jing will be able to develop their forest resources into valuable consumer products and add high-quality tissue to their current product portfolio.

"This will be the most advanced tissue machine with highest capacity and product quality and 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," says Chen Xueping, Deputy Manager, Project Management, Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd.

"We are happy to support Yunnan Yun-Jing in their expansion into the tissue business and are pleased that they have selected the best available technology with high press dryness, focusing on low energy consumption and sustainable production," comments Zhang Kai, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Metso.

The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received. The automation package is included in Automation's second quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information

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.

The delivery will also include basic engineering, installation, operator training and start-up services for the machine.

The new line will have a width of 2.85 m and an operating speed of 1,870 m/min. It will have a yearly production of 30,000 tonnes of bathroom tissue for the Chinese market. Raw material for the new production line will be virgin fiber from the company's own pulp mill.

"This new tissue line order follows the increasing number of orders from tissue producers who have found  the importance of cooperating with a leading supplier such as Metso, who can provide state-of-the-art technology, wide expertise and long-term support," says Anders Björn, Vice President, Tissue Machines technology unit, Metso.

Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd is a leading 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. Their 1,300 employees produce 100,000 tonnes of pulp and 90,000 tonnes of coal per year.

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For further information, please contact:

Anders Björn, Vice President, Tissue Machines technology unit, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +46 705 17 13 38

Svenerik Olsson, Vice President, China, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +86 139 1017 1872