South Korean company SsangYong C&B Inc invests in new Toscotec tissue machine

SsangYong C&B Inc., a South Korean company headquartered in Jochiwon-eup, Seong ,Korea has closed the purchase of a new tissue machine with a production capacity of 91 tpd from Toscotec. The machine will be installed in Jochiwon plant and is expected to come on stream within the end of 2013.

Ssangyong C&B Inc. produces and markets paper and tissues, such as facial, bath, kitchen towels, adult diapers, and household products. The company was founded in 1980 and is owned by Mr. David Kim. Ssangyong C&B Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Monalisa Co. Ltd. Today is one of the biggest tissue producer and converter in South Korea with a strong popular brand in the country. The meaning of Ssangyong is “two dragons” while C&B states for “clean and best”.

The group owns three tissue plants in different cities: one tissue production and converting plant located in Jochiwon, one tissue and converting plant situated in Jeonju and a converting plant located in Daejon.
Today the total production capacity is 130.000 tons/year, reached with seven tissue machines: four of them are located in Jochiwon plant, while three other ones are in Jeonju plant.

The new Toscotec AHEAD 1.5S tissue machine is a crescent former with single-layer headbox, double press configuration, a Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-12FT and a Reel section TT Reel-P.
The scope of supply includes also high efficiency gas fired hood, steam & condensate system and a steam recovery boiler fed by hood exhaust air provided by Toscotec associate Milltech. A shaft puller for expandable shafts is also included in the supply.

The machine operating speed is 1700 mpm with a net web width of 2730 mm. The project will be managed by Toscotec and Milltech including also engineering and overall services and will be focused on energy saving concepts. Tissue and hygiene in South Korea recorded retail value growth in 2011 due to growing demand for premium products with specialized functionality, antibiotic ingredients and better quality raw materials. This rise in demand for higher priced brands boosted overall retail value growth. The new investment from SsangYong C&B Inc. with state of the art Toscotec technology will help the Company to maintain its leading position in this growing and challenging market.