SHANGHAI, Dec 30, 2014 (RISI) - China's C&S paper has decided to move a 10,000 tonne/yr PM located at a mill in Zhongshan city, Guangdong province to another mill in Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province.
The PM, which started up in 2004, is the only one at the Zhongshan site, which also runs several converting lines.
It has a width of 2.66 m and a design speed of 600 m/min, and was supplied by Kawanoe Zoki.
The destination Jiaxing mill in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang presently operates two Kawanoe Zoki tissue machines with a combined capacity of around 22,000 tonnes/yr.
A specific timeline for the move has not been announced yet.
After the relocation, jumbo rolls from the firm's other mills in the southern province of Guangdong will be shipped to the Zhongshan plant for processing.
The firm explained that its capacity in South China increased greatly in 2014, while its tissue supplies have been short in East China.
Last year, it started up two 60,000 tonne/yr tissue PMs at a new mill in Guangdong province's Luoding city, boosting the company's total tissue capacity to around 450,000 tonnes/yr.
Each of the identical PMs has a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 1,900 m/min. The first came online in May, followed by the second in November.
C&S also runs tissue plants in Guangdong, Sichuan, Hubei, and Hebei provinces with a combined capacity of around 298,000 tonnes/yr.