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Andritz to Supply Four Tissue Machines and the World’s Widest Yankee Steel Dryer
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Graz, Austria, 13 October 2010 -- The Pulp & Paper business area of international technology Group Andritz will supply four high-speed tissue machines, each with a width of 5.6 m and a capacity of approximately 60,000 tons/year to the Hengan Group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality tissue products in China. Following start-up of the machines in 2011-2012, the Hengan Group will have a total of nine Andritz tissue machines in operation, producing top quality tissue products.

PM11 and PM12, each with a design speed of 2100 m/min, will be installed at the Chongqing site. The scope of supply includes the complete stock preparation plant, two-layer headbox with dilution control, a single press and hood, 18-ft Yankee, a dust removal system, advanced reel system, plus a machine control system from Andritz Automation.

PM15 and PM16 will be installed at the Jinjiang site and have a similar scope of supply, with the exception of the Yankee, which has a diameter of 16 feet and is made entirely of steel.

The machines and components will be manufactured at Andritz production facilities in Europe and China.

In addition, Andritz will supply a steel Yankee for the production of machine-glazed paper to a large pulp and paper group in Indonesia. This will be the widest Yankee steel dryer in the world, at 15-ft diameter and 7.4 m in length. Start-up is scheduled for 2011.

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 13,500 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 120 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.

Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), and nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The available technologies are used for processing logs and annual fibers, producing 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 handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.


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