Valmet supplies a third Advantage production line for tissue paper to the Purple Group in Turkey

Valmet Corporation’s press release, the July 13, 2018 11:00 EET

Valmet will deliver a complete Valmet Advantage DCT 200 production line for tissue paper) to the Turkish tissueproducenten Purple Group in Corlu, about 100 km west of Istanbul. In order to achieve the production with high efficiency and low energy consumption will TM3-line to have all the latest and most modern equipment, including stock preparation and a comprehensive automationspaket. Startup is planned for 2020.

Previously Valmet supplied two Advantage DCT 200 tissuemaskiner to the same use. TM1 was started in 2007 and TM2 in 2012. In addition to the new tissuelinjen ordered the Purple Group is also a reconstruction of the TM1 and TM2 to upgrade the machines with the Advantage ViscoNip press configuration.

The order was received in Valmet’s second quarter of the year 2018. The value of the order is not revealed.

«For us it is important to work with a supplier who understands our requirements and has the capacity to deliver equipment that can meet our objectives of efficient production, low energy consumption and high mjukpapperskvalitet. We know from experience that the Valmet offers the best technology for our needs. In addition to the new tissuemaskinen we have also high expectations to improve the production capacity of the TM1 and TM2 by the redevelopment of the pressdelen,» says Orhan Ogucu, chairman of Purple Group.

«The Valmet Advantage DCT 200 concept with the Advantage ViscoNip press has become the standard in the Turkish tissuemarknaden. We are pleased to have again been entrusted as a partner and that we are a part of the Purple Group’s expansion plans. We look forward to work together and be a support for the Purple in the realization of their goals,» says Björn Magnus, sales manager, EMEA, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery of the production line consists of a complete Advantage DCT200-mjukpapperslinje with mäldberedningsutrustning and Advantage technology. The delivery is also covered by a comprehensive automationspaket with DCS, QCS and mjukhetsmätare. Also commissioning and training are included.

With the new TM3-machine increases Lilas volume of tissue to the home and the export market, with 70 000 tonnes.

If The Purple Group

Purple Group is a leading Turkish industrial companies with its head office in Istanbul, Turkey. The group works in four different sectors, tissue, FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), energy, and textiles. The factory in Corlu is destined to become the largest facility for tissue production in Turkey, the Middle east and north Africa, where everything is under one roof. The mill today has nearly 1,000 employees.

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For more information, please contact:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Valmet, tel. +46 705 17 14 90

Björn Magnus, Sales Director EMEA, Valmet, tel. +46 703 17 79 83


Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of process technology, automation and service in the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our goal is to provide our customers with the world’s best service.

Valmet’s extensive tech tree, includes both the pulp mill, the production lines for tissue, board and paper, power and heating plants for energy production. Valmet’s innovative service and automation solutions improving the reliability and performance of our customers ‘ processes and increasing efficiency in the use of raw materials and energy.

Valmet’s net sales in 2017 was approximately eur 3.1 billion. Our 12 000 employees around the world are close to our customers and working to improve their results every day. Valmet’s head office is located in Espoo, Finland, and the company is listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange.

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