Graz, Austria, 29 May 2012 -- International technology Group Andritz has successfully started up the PM12 tissue machine supplied to Hengan Group Chongqing. Hengan Group, one of the leading tissue producers in China, now has seven Andritz machines in operation. Two more machines will be started up this year, both of them equipped with the world’s largest steel Yankees (diameter: 4.88 m) for high-speed machines.
The PM12 machine has a design speed of 2100 m/min, a width of 5.6 m, and is equipped with energy-saving components such as Yankee head insulation and a re-evaporation system. The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation and machine control systems.
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.