Ak Gida San ve Tic starts up Metso-supplied tissue line at new mill in Pamukova, Turkey, will produce 60,000 tons/year of high-quality facial, handkerchief, toilet, towel grades

HELSINKI , October 14, 2011 (press release) – The new Metso-supplied tissue line of AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş in Turkey was successfully started up on August 29, 2011. The tissue line was installed in the company’s new mill in Pamukova, which is located in Sakarya province. On August 29 AK GIDA SAN produced tissue for the first time in a brand new plant with a complete Metso tissue machine.

With 500,000 m2 of production area, AK GIDA SAN. ve TİC. A. Ş. currently produces some 400 different dairy products at the Pamukova facilities. The tissue plant covers 170,000 m2. The new tissue line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, handkerchief, toilet and towel grades at a speed level of 1,600 m/min to 2,000 m/min. The raw material for the new line is virgin fiber. The production line is optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

Technical information

The Metso delivery comprised a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine. The tissue machine is equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a press, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel L reel. The stock preparation system comprises OptiSlush VM and HP pulpers, OptiFiner refiners and ProMS machine screens.

The delivery further contained an extensive automation package with Metso DNA machine and process controls, Metso consistency measurements, Metso IQ quality controls with IQ Fiber Measurement and a Neles valves package. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning were also included in the delivery.

AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş is very satisfied with the delivery and the cooperation with Metso. Both parties look forward to maintaining the cooperation in the further expansion of AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

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