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Andhra Paper to install new tissue machine at Kadiyam mill in India

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 optimized to enhance production and reduce environmental footprint. The start-up is scheduled for the end of 2025. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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 2,850 mm, a maximum operating speed of 6,560 ft/min (2000 m/min), and a yearly capacity of 35,000 tons of high-quality tissue grades dedicated for bath, towel, facial and napkin products.

Andhra Paper Limited is one of the largest integrated paper and pulp manufacturers in India. Established in 1964, the company produces writing, printing and copier papers for export and domestic markets. Their production facilities at Rajahmundry and Kadiyam have a total production capacity of 240,000 TPA.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.


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