ANDRITZ to supply re-evaporation system for tissue production at Sofidel, Italy


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Sofidel SpA to deliver a PrimeDry ReEvaporation system. Sofidel, headquartered in Porcari, Italy, is one of the largest tissue producers in Europe, focusing on toilet paper, napkins, and disposable tablecloths.

The ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER ReEvaporation system uses the waste heat from paper production and feeds it back to the production process; the heated condensate is recirculated to the drying cylinder (Yankee) as steam. As a result, steam savings of up to approximately 30% can be achieved in the drying process; the PrimeDry ReEvaporation system for Sofidel has a steam saving capacity of 1,600 kg/h.

This order and the latest orders from Wepa, Germany, are proof of the high quality and reliability of ANDRITZ ReEvaporation systems.

Start-up of the ReEvaporation system is scheduled for mid-2010.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader for customized plants, process technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approx. 13,400 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 150production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.
The PULP & PAPER business area is a global leader in the supply of systems, equipment, engineered wear products and services for the production of all types of pulp (chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, recycled fiber pulp) paper, board, tissue, fiber-board (medium-density fiber board), nonwovens, and biomass boilers for power production. Through the successful acquisition and integration of complementary technologies, the business area has become a full-line supplier of production systems and services to the pulp and paper industry. The technologies are employed for processing of logs and annual fibers; production of chemical and mechanical pulps (cooking or refining, washing, bleaching, screening and drying); recovery and reuse of chemicals; generation of biomass energy; preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers; production of tissue, paper and board products; calendering and coating of paper; and handling of reject materials and sludges. Service offerings are focused on assisting customers in increasing their operational efficiency while reducing operating costs. The business area provides customized basic and detailed engineering, procurement, manufacturing, equipment erection and supervision, training, and start-up services and EPC deliveries.

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