Tissue lines start up at Hayat Kimya

28.04.2015 Hayat Kimya's new Advantage DCT 200TS tissue line, PM5, was started up in March 2015 by a joint Valmet and Hayat Kimya team. The new line, at the Mersin mill in Turkey, came smoothly on stream according to schedule and produced sellable paper from the very start.

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This was the second start-up for the same team in three months, as Hayat Kimya's PM4 at the new Alabuga mill in Tartarstan, Russia was started up in December 2014. The time schedule was very tight but the paper was on reel as expected with good paper properties. 

„This was for most of us, the third and fourth tissue line installation we have started together. During the years we have developed a mutual respect and high confidence in each other, which makes the coordination of the assembly and all commissioning activities very smooth and together we make things happen,“ says Rolf Tellack, Project Manager, Valmet.

„We share the same excitement with everyone who has contributed with patience and determination to make these projects successful. Even though the conditions were very different between the Russian and the Turkish installations both machines started up on time and are now producing top quality paper at high speed,“ says Lütfi Aydin, Director Paper Group, Hayat Kimya. 

Hayat Kimya has now four tissue lines supplied by Valmet in their machine fleet and one more to start up in 2016. Recently the company announced the rebuild of their PM1 which means that all their tissue lines will be operating with the Advantage DCT technology from Valmet.

Technical information

Both tissue machines have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2 200 m/min. The design capacity for each machine is 70 000 tonnes a year. Both machines will produce high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades from virgin fiber and are optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

The two tissue production lines feature stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machines. The machines are equipped with Opti Flo headboxes and Valmet cast alloy Yankee cylinders as well as the Advantage technology including Visco Nip press, Air Cap hood prepared for co-generation, Wet Dust sytem, sheet transfer system and Soft Reel reel. The delivery also included an extensive automation package with Valmet DNA, process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete engineering, supervision, training, start-up and commissioning was also included in the delivery. 

About Hayat Kimya

Hayat Kimya A.S. is part of the Hayat Group. The Hayat Group primarily operates in the chemicals, hygienic products, paper and wood-based industries. The Hayat tissue facilities today have a paper production capacity of 350 000 tonnes and a converting capacity of 200 000 tonnes per year. Through new investment and ongoing projects the total production capacity of Hayat Kimya will reach 420 000 tonnes.

Caption: Hayat Kimya and Valmet team celebrating the PM5 start-up at the Mersin mill in Turkey
Photo: Valmet