Valmet to Deliver Tissue Machine to Andhra Paper

Valmet is to deliver an Advantage DCT100HS tissue line to Andhra Paper Limited for its Kadiyam mill in Andhra Pradesh, India. The new line is optimised to enhance production and reduce environmental footprint. The start-up is scheduled for the end of 2025.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“It is a privilege to cooperate with Andhra Paper and deliver them world leading Valmet Advantage DCT technologies. We are looking forward to working together to make the new tissue line successful,” said Jenny Lahti Samuelsson, Vice President Tissue Mills Sales, Paper business line, Valmet.

“We are very proud to be chosen as the supplier and partner for Andhra Paper’s expansion. The order reaffirms our position as a leader in the tissue industry, empowering us to maintain a competitive edge in both domestic and international markets,” said Timo Honkanen, Vice President, Paper Business, Asia Pacific, Valmet.

Delivery’s technical information
Valmet’s scope of delivery will comprise an Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo TIS II headbox and an Advantage Steel Yankee Dryer. The machine will feature Advantage tissue technologies, including an Advantage ReDry, an Advantage ViscoNip Press, a gas heated AirCap hood, rewinders and process equipment. In addition, the delivery includes Valmet’s automation with Valmet DNA Distributed Control System (DCS) and Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS).

The tissue machine will have a paper width on reel of 2,850mm, a maximum operating speed of 6,560ft/min (2,000m/min), and a yearly capacity of 35,000 tonnes of high-quality tissue grades dedicated for bath, towel, facial and napkin products.