ANDRITZ successfully starts up the world’s largest steel yankee for tissue at Hengan Group, China


International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the world’s largest steel yankee for tissue at Hengan Group Jinjiang. The PrimeDry Steel Yankee, with a diameter of 4.9 m and a shell length of 6.2 m, is part of the new ANDRITZ PM15 and enables safe and energy-efficient machine operation.

“We already have eight ANDRITZ machines in operation. The PM15 with the world’s largest steel yankee for tissue is now the icing on the cake,” says Zhang Qunfu, Chief Engineer of Hengan Group. Yet another ANDRITZ machine with a steel yankee will be started up during this year for the same company, which is one of the leading tissue producers in China.

The PM15 tissue machine (a PrimeLineTM W6 model) has a design speed of 2,100 m/min, a width of 5.6 m, and is equipped with energy-saving components such as yankee head insulation and a re-evaporation system. The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation and machine control systems. The machine was started up two weeks ahead of schedule.

The ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER business area, which manufactures its tissue machine components in Europe and China, is thus further strengthening its position as one of the leading suppliers of tissue machines and local services in China.

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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 panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, has a staff of more than 17,000 employees, and 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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