Graz, Austria, 09 May 2012 -- International technology Group Andritz has successfully started up the first steel Yankee dryer in Japan. The Yankee has a diameter of 3.7 m and shell length of 4.3 m and was supplied to Doh-Ei Paper' Hokkaido mill in Japan. At its Hokkaido mill, Doh-Ei produces 4500 tons of facial tissue and 14,500 tons of toilet tissue per year made from 100% recycled paper.
In June 2011, Doh-Ei commissioned Andritz Pulp and Paper to upgrade its drying line. In addition to increasing production and improving the runnability of the tissue machine, this investment was intended to reduce energy costs – a particularly important criterion worldwide because of the sharp rise in oil and gas prices.
International technology Group Andritz is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid-liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, Andritz offers technologies for certain other sectors, including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed Andritz Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 17,000 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.