Graz, Austria 12 January 2012 -- International technology Group Andritz has received orders to supply steel Yankee cylinders for tissue production to Doh-Ei in Japan, and LLC Pulp Invest in Russia. For Anhui Tobacco in China, Andritz will supply a steel Yankee with a diameter of 5.5 m for a new application in tobacco production. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2013. With this order and the supply of another steel Yankee for Golden Leaf, China, Andritz has successfully entered this new and promising market segment.
Other steel Yankees from Andritz have set world records. With a diameter of 4.9 m and shell length exceeding 6 m, the steel Yankee for PM15 and PM16 at Hengan Jinjiang, China is a record size. With a shell length of 7.4 m, the Yankee built for a pulp and paper group in Indonesia is a record length.
The steel Yankee developed by Andritz is a key component in drying. It is subjected to numerous quality checks to meet the stringent safety requirements specific to each country (e.g., pressure vessel directives).
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 16,100 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.