C&S Paper starts up 28,000 tonne/yr tissue PM in China
SHANGHAI, Nov. 29, 2012 (RISI) - C&S Paper has brought a new 28,000 tonne/yr tissue machine on stream at its mill in Chengdu city, Sichuan province. The PM, supplied by Toscotec, has a wire width of 3.6 m and a design speed of 1,600 m/min. Another two identical units from the same supplier will come online soon at the firm's mill in Jiangmen city, Guangdong province. The first of these is expected to start up in December, and the second will come online early next year. Four more PMs to come: C&S Paper will also install four other tissue units which it aims to fire up in 2013, raising its total capacity to more than 520,000 tonnes/yr. Two machines with a combined capacity of 59,000 tonnes/yr have been ordered from Toscotec. These will be erected at the Chengdu site, with startup scheduled for the second half of 2013. One of the PMs will have a trim width of 3.55 m and a design speed of 1,650 m/min, and will be able to produce tissue at a rate of 32,000 tonnes/yr. The other, with a trim width of 2.85 m and a design speed of 1,700 m/min, will have a capacity of 27,000 tonnes/yr.