Austria-headed international technology Group Andritz AG has announced that it has received an order from Taison Pulp (Group) Co., Ltd. to supply two PrimeLineST W8 tissue machines, including stock preparation and automation systems, for Taison's mill in Suzhou, Anhui province, China. The machines will produce up to 120 000 tonnes of tissue per annum and are designed for grammages from 12 to 42 g/m2 used for facial and toilet paper. Start-up is scheduled for 2019.
According to a statement, the two tissue machines have a design speed of 1 800 meters per minute and a paper width on reel of 5.6 meters, and they are equipped with the Andritz PrimeControl automation system for an optimized production process.
The combination of an 18ft PrimeDry Steel Yankee with the steam-heated hood enables highly efficient drying with substantial energy savings compared to conventional dryer sections with cast Yankee dryers and gas-heated hoods. The steel Yankee will be manufactured at the company’s Yankee business center in Foshan, China which offers customers state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and quality management.
The scope of supply also includes the stock preparation system, comprising two lines to process short fiber pulp and a mixture of bamboo and long fiber pulp as raw materials, as well as the approach system and Disc Filter Savealls for fiber recovery. Market pulp bales are dissolved in AndritzFibreSolve FSV pulpers, which enable efficient slushing without damaging the fibers.
Six Andritz TwinFlo double disc refiners achieve superior fiber properties with regard to fiber length and fibrillation. ModuScreen HBE screens protect the tissue machine and ensure highest runability. The value of the order has not been disclosed.