Graz, Austria, 24 February 2012 -- International technology Group Andritz has successfully started up the PM11 tissue paper machine supplied to Hengan Group Chongqing. Hengan Group, one of the leading producers of tissue paper in China, now has six Andritz machines in operation. Three more machines will be started up during this year, two of them equipped with the world’s first wide steel yankees (diameter: 5 m) for high-speed machines.
The PM11 tissue paper machine started up in a record time of only three-and-a-half months after the start of erection. It has a design speed of 2100 m/min, a width of 5.6 m, and is equipped with energy-saving components such as steel yankee head insulation and a re-evaporation system. The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation and automation system.
The Andritz Pulp & Paper business area, which manufactures its tissue paper machine components in Europe and China, is becoming one of the leading suppliers of tissue paper machines and local services in China.
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 panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge use, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees, and operates more than 180 production sites, as well as service and sales companies all around the world.