Chinese tissue and board producers choose Metso's cutting-edge automation solutions
Targeting better quality, runnability and overall efficiency
Major Chinese tissue and board producers, for example, Wuhu Hengan Paper Co., Ltd and Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd have again shown their confidence in Metso by placing several orders for Metso's cutting-edge automation solutions to boost their processes and improve product quality. Today, Metso is the leading supplier of automation solutions for the Chinese pulp and paper industry.
One of the leading tissue producers in China, Wuhu Hengan Paper Co., Ltd, has chosen the Metso DNA automation system, the Metso IQ quality control system and non-radiation IQ Fiber Weight Measurement technology for new tissue lines at its greenfield tissue mill.
“It is our 100th order for the innovative non-radiation IR-based Metso IQ Fiber Weight Measurement. When choosing the supplier, the customer especially appreciated Metso’s advanced technology and in-depth tissue making know-how,” says ZhongDe Ye, Vice President, Sales & Service, Great China, Automation, Metso.
Metso IQ is a comprehensive approach to quality control systems (QCS) that integrates process quality management, measurements and profile controls with profilers to provide operating personnel with what they need to understand and manage the process. Metso’s expertise and portfolio of proven equipment, applications and solutions are geared towards producing measureable improvements that translate directly into improved profitability.
A total solution for wet end management
Another tissue producer that relies on Metso technology, Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd, has placed an order for two Metso Wet End Analyzers (Metso WEM) for its new production lines. In a unique way, these analyzers combine all the relevant wet end variables as a total solution for wet end management. To meet the objectives set for quality, runnability and overall efficiency, it is vital to stabilize consistency, ash content, charge and chemistry at startups, during normal operation and after grade changes. It is best done by measuring, analyzing, controlling and managing the wet end as comprehensively as possible with cutting-edge analyzer technology.
“Today, more and more chemicals are used in the tissue production process. It is necessary to measure online the most suitable chemical environment for the process,” ZhongDe Ye points out. “The customer already has several Metso charge analyzers on another paper machine, so they know the analyzers’ real performance and how this benefits the process.”
Market-leading quality control solutions for board production, too
Additionally, Metso has received an order for Metso IQ quality control technology to be supplied to a coated board production line. The line will be rebuilt to produce high-quality folding boxboard.
Metso’s delivery will include a Metso IQ Scanner with MD and CD controls to provide fast, high-resolution sheet quality profiles from edge to edge. A Metso IQ Dilution Profiler (IQ Dilution Profiler), a profile control system for advanced positioning of the headbox valves, will also be supplied to achieve the best possible weight profiles.
“The customer has good experience with Metso QCS on their other machines. For example, they appreciate the stability of the intelligent Metso IQ scanner,” ZhongDe Ye adds.
(Metso Paper (China) Co Ltd)