Local paper producer breaks speed record
Hayat Kimya’s machine seen above is able to produce 2,210 meters of paper towel per minute and work for 24 hours straight breaking the world speed record. Company photo
Turkey’s Hayat Kimya Paper Group has broken the world record for fastest paper towel production, previously held by the world’s second-largest paper producer SCA, according to a press release from Hayat Kimya.
In June 2012, Hayat Kimya was able to increase its paper towel production capacity to 2,210 meters per minute, and produce for 24 hours straight, breaking the world record. From 2010 until 2012 the record had belonged to SCA.
“With the Metso machine we acquired over a year ago, we broke the speed record. With the addition of our other machines, we are able to produce 130,000 tons of paper towels in a year. It’s no coincidence that we are the world’s fastest paper towel producer,” said Hayat Kimya’s Factory Director Lütfü Aydın, in the written press release.
“In terms of production technology, for the first time ever in the world we have a production facility run by turbine energy. With this system, called co-generation, we are able to achieve 70 percent electricity efficiency and save a huge amount on energy costs,” Aydın said.