Exactly a year ago (January 2015), Hebei Xuesong Paper Co., Ltd signed a contract with PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) for the delivery of 2nd Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc machine. That was a natural consequence of a successful start-up of the 1st machine six months before.
Efficient cooperation between two companies started from TM#1 project in 2013. First Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc was brought on stream in April 2014 and thanks to excellent cooperation between Hebei Xuesong Paper and PMP, just 5 days after start-up, the maximum production capacity and tissue quality guarantees were achieved. TM#1 is characterized by an ultra-low level of steam consumption (1.6-1.8 t/t) – the best in the industry in this level of technological solution. Optimized paramaters help to significantly minimize production costs and increase sales margins.
On January 16th this year, PMP successfully started up 2nd Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc at Hebei Xuesong mill. TM#2 (twin sister line to TM#1) is characterized by reel trim of 2850 mm, design speed of 1200 m/min and daily capacity 60 t/d (basis weight 12.5-20 gsm). After TM#2 installation, Hebei Xuesong Paper have two machines (right and left hand) in the same building based on an Integrated Tissue Mill concept. We are proud to announce that paper at reel appeared 3 hours after supplying the stock, at the same time paper reached saleable parameters on the 2nd jumbo roll.
TM#2 is a twin-sister machine of TM#1 and is also based on philosophy of Optimum Cost Solution including tissue machine fully designed in Europe, manufacturing of the key components such as a Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox and a Intelli-YD™ steel Yankee in Europe, and the remaining manufacturing, tissue machine pre-assembly and tests completed at the Center of Excellence of PMP Group: PMP IB (Changzhou) Machinery & Technology, Changzhou (China). This combination has ensured to lower the cost investment for the customer, while maintaining excellent quality of the equipment supplied. PMP has provided a stock approach system, Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc machine, mechanical drives, electrical drives, a lubrication system, a steam & condensate system and PLC. The PMP team has also been responsible for an erection supervision and technological start-up.
The same model of right and left hand machines layout in one building is the most compact solution and the two machines can share a common spare parts base. As a result, both space and costs are saved as well as number of personnel required to run the installations. Finally, the valuable experience of PMP gained from TM#1 project has made TM#2 even more adapted to the customer’s requirements.
About Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc Technology:
PMP Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc Technology – is a response to market demands and requirements of newcomers in the tissue business, however it may also be applied successfully to changing the technological concept of the mill. EcoEc means an Ecological and Economical machine with ultra low media consumption and low investment and operating costs. Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc can replace outdated and slow tissue machines, bringing costs savings and additional profits from a ready-made product. Reductions are directly connected to the limitation of space needed in the mill, less personel required to run the line and significantly smaller replacement parts base. Additional profits come from higher quality of the final product (soft tissue – higher margins) and entering new, unexplored market niches. Also note that working with state-of-art technology – such as the Cresent Former – is more efficient and easier for the operation personel.
About Hebei Xuesong Paper:
Hebei Xuesong Paper - a famous tissue-making enterprise in Hebei Province, China - was founded in 1987 and produces high-quality tissue products under "Xuesong” brand.
PMP – a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 29 countries. Company owns 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both paper & tissue industry. At the end of December 2015, PMP introduced new branding initiative including launching new logo & visual identity. (learn more: www.pmpgroup.com)