May 29, 2012
On September 14, 2011, Shanghai Orient Champion Paper started up their new Metso-supplied tissue production line, TM 7, at their facility in Jinshan outside Shanghai, China. Now, less than eight months after the start-up of the first Advantage DCT machine, a second Advantage machine was even more successfully started up on April 26, 2012 at the same site.
Metso’s scope of delivery included two complete tissue production lines, featuring one Advantage DCT 100+ and one Advantage DCT 135+ tissue machine. Each of the lines includes stock preparation systems, comprehensive Metso DNA automation systems and Metso IQ quality control systems with steam profiler and auxiliaries. Each of the machines is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system for enhanced working environment and a ValReel reel.
The Advantage DCT tissue machine concept is developed for fast installation and start-up. These two installations were no exception. The TM 7 performance test was carried out two months after start-up. Within 10 days of the start-up the machine was up to guaranteed speed. The machine is designed for a production speed of 1,800 m/min. The start-up of TM 8 exceeded all expectations and the machine started up smoothly and timely. It is now operating with ease producing high-quality tissue paper.
Shanghai Orient Champion Paper currently operates six smaller tissue machines and converting lines. The two new machines add another 70,000 tonnes to the mill’s production capacity.