Graz, Austria 20 September 2013 -- International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the PrimeLine tissue machine with shoe press supplied to Ganzhou Hwagain Paper, China. “We were impressed by the start-up, it took only 15 minutes from starting up the stock pump to the first paper on the reel”, says Liang Hongwei, Chief Engineer at Ganzhou Hwagain Paper.
According to Liang Hongwei, the proven ANDRITZ shoe press technology and its energy and drying efficiency, as well as the decades of experience that ANDRITZ has in the pulp and paper industry were decisive in the award of this order.
The scope of supply comprised the stock preparation plant for softwood, hardwood, and bamboo pulp, the 2-layer headbox with dilution control system, a shoe press, the wet dust removal system, a reel system, and the machine automation control system.
At the moment, preparations are underway for start-up of a second ANDRITZ tissue machine supplied to Ganzhou Hwagain Paper, which is scheduled for the coming months.
The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, 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 utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and board. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper, production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, preparation of paper machine furnish, production of paper, tissue, and board, calendering and coating of paper, as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation) and biomass pelleting, biomass torrefaction, and plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF) are also allocated to the business area.