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New Valmet-delivered tissue line started up at PT Suparma Tbk's mill in Indonesia

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PT Suparma Tbk's new tissue line came on stream in Surabaya, Indonesia two days ahead of the schedule, on April 8. The Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine, supplied by Valmet, increases the company's production of bathroom tissue, towel and diaper tissue for the Indonesian market, by 25,000 tonnes per year. The new tissue line fulfills the company's ambition to produce sustainable products of high quality in a cost-efficient way.

"Working together with Valmet has been a priceless experience, and we learned a lot during the project. Valmet is known to be the leader in paper machinery and we are proud to own one of their machines. It is undeniable that Valmet managed to deliver a state of the art machine. During the initial run we managed to produce commercial grade tissue on the second day. It was a pleasure to work together with Valmet's team and we are pleased with the result," says Edward Sopanan, Director, PT Suparma Tbk.

"It is a pleasure to work with PT Suparma. The PT Suparma's team is skilled and determined, and they take pride in what they accomplish. The good interaction between our teams, from project start to installation and start-up, was the key to success," says Stefan Ziegel, Project Manager, Valmet Tissue Mills business unit.

Technical information of the new line

Valmet's delivery included a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a cast iron Yankee cylinder and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood. Valmet has also supplied part of the stock preparation equipment as well as basic engineering, installation services and start-up of the machine.

The new line has a width of 2.75 m and an operating speed of 1,600 m/min. Raw material for the new production line is virgin fiber and recycled fiber.

Information about the customer PT Suparma Tbk

PT SuparmaTbk was founded as a paper and board producer in1976. The company established its first tissue machine in 2007 and is today a well-known supplier of high-quality board, laminated wrapping kraft and tissue paper for the Indonesian market as well as the Asian, Australian and African markets. The company employs 1,800 people and produces over 200,000 tonnes of paper per year. PT Suparma Tbk is registered on the Indonesian Stock Exchange.

For further information, please contact:

Ingmar Andersson, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 705 17 13 90
Stefan Ziegel, Project Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 705 17 12 31

Valmet Corporation is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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