Metso's delivery comprised a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 200 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. The production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality. Furthermore, a metsoDNA DCS system, a PaperIQ QCS system and an IQDilutionPro Lite basis weight profiling system were included in the delivery.
With a width of 5.6 m and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min, the new line will add another 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades to HengAn Group's total production, consolidating the company's position as China's leading tissue producer. The raw material for the new line is virgin pulp.
A similar Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine, the HengAn PM 8, started up less than one year ago at Hunan HengAn Living Paper Products Co., Ltd, in Changde City, Hunan Province. Together with the PM 4 and PM 6 tissue machines in the company's Anhai mill in Fujian Province that started up in 2006 and 2008 respectively HengAn now operates four tissue machines supplied by Metso.
HengAn is a leading Chinese consumer product company with a nationwide sales and distribution network. It is a fully owned subsidiary of HengAn International, whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company's turnover in 2009 was approx. EUR 1 billion and the number of employees 21,000.