China’s Hengan starts second tissue PM in Xinjiang

BEIJING, Jan. 2, 2018 (RISI) -Hengan International has kicked off trial production on a new 25,000 tonne/yr tissue PM at a mill in Changji, in northwestern China’s Xinjiang autonomous region.

The first sheet of paper rolled off the Toscotec unit last month.

Dubbed PM 26, it has a net sheet width of 2.8 m, a production speed of 1,600 m/min, and is equipped with a 12-foot steel yankee dryer.

The Changji mill operates an identical machine, which came on stream in November.

The pair have boosted Hengan's total tissue capacity to 1.31 million tonnes/yr.

The Hong Kong-listed company plans to expand the figure to 1.43 ...

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