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ANDRITZ to supply tissue machine with steel Yankee and shoe press to PMI, Algeria

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Paper Mill Investment (PMI) to supply a tissue machine with steel Yankee and shoe press to Algeria.

The new plant will produce high-quality facial wipes as well as toilet and towel papers. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.

The new ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine has a design speed of 2,000 meters per minute and a paper width of 2.85 meters. The order includes a complete ANDRITZ stock preparation for virgin pulp with a capacity of 135 bdmt/day.

The tissue machine is equipped with the latest ANDRITZ shoe press technology (PrimePress XT Evo). Thanks to the energy-efficient design, improved dewatering, and reduced need for thermal drying, the shoe press minimizes energy consumption. The 16 ft. PrimeDry Yankee is made entirely of steel and enables a high drying capacity.

Paper Mill Investment (PMI) is a new innovative paper manufacturing company founded by people with longtime and profound experience in the paper making industry. Its expansion plans include paper mills in several countries of the MENA region.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

The ANDRITZ tissue machine for PMI, Algeria, is fitted with PrimePress XT Evo, the latest shoe press technology.

The ANDRITZ tissue machine for PMI, Algeria, is fitted with PrimePress XT Evo, the latest shoe press technology.

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