Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line – including stock preparation and automation system – to Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC. It will be installed at the company’s mill in the Kaluga region in Russia, with startup planned for the first quarter of 2023.

The tissue production line will include stock-preparation systems and a tissue machine with headbox, press and steel Yankee dryer. A Valmet automation system with process controls, machine controls and drive controls and a quality control system are included as well.

The tissue production line is expected to help Arkhbum Tissue Group reach a total annual capacity of 210,000 tons of tissue and towel products. The tissue machine, which has a design speed of approximately 6,560 ft/min (2,000 m/min), will add 70,000 tons per year of napkin, toilet and towel grades to current production. The raw material to be used in the tissue production will be virgin fiber from the owner’s own pulp mill.

Valmet’s scope of delivery will include engineering, shipping, installation supervision, training, startup and commissioning.