Graz, Austria 31 January 2012 -- International technology group Andritz has successfully started up a new tissue machine for Fushun Mining Group in China. With this start-up, Fushun Mining Group, active in China’s mining and oil shale processing sectors, has embarked on the production of sanitary papers.
The components for this machine were manufactured in Andritz production facilities in Europe and China. The order, awarded to Andritz Pulp & Paper in May 2010, comprises the complete stock preparation system, a two-layer headbox with dilution water control, an 18-foot cast Yankee, a web stabilizing unit, wet dust removal system, and the automation system. The tissue machine has a design speed of 2000 m/min at a width of 5.6 m and uses 100% market pulp as the furnish.
Andritz has received 18 orders for supply of tissue machines to China. With this start-up, the Andritz Pulp & Paper business area has strengthened its position as one of the leading suppliers of tissue machines and local services in China.
The Andritz Group is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 180 production sites and service and sales companies around the world.
Andritz Pulp and Paper is one of the leading global suppliers of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production, and systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies available are used for the processing of logs and annual fibers; the production of chemical and mechanical pulps and recycled paper fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; generation of energy from biomass; preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers; production of paper, tissue paper, and board; calendering and coating of paper; and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.