ANDRITZ successfully starts up Japan’s first steel yankee for tissue machines


International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeDry Steel Yankee (diameter: 3.7 m; shell length: 4.3 m) supplied to Doh-Ei Paper, Japan. At its Hokkaido mill, Doh-Ei produces 4,500 t of facial tissue and 14,500 t of toilet tissue per year made from 100% recycled paper.

In June 2011, Doh-Ei commissioned ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER to upgrade its drying line. In addition to increasing production and improving the runnability of the tissue machine, this investment was also intended to reduce energy costs – a particularly important criterion worldwide due to the sharp rise in oil and gas prices. “Steel is a highly heat-conductive material. Following the installation of the ANDRITZ PrimeDry Steel Yankee, the energy efficiency and production output of our mill will be very high,” says Mr. Masashi Kobayashi, President of Doh-Ei.

With this successful start-up of Japan’s first steel yankee, ANDRITZ has confirmed its position as one of the leading global suppliers of steel yankees for the tissue, board, and paper industries.

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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 panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 17,000 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ PULP & 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, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as 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.

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