Successful start-up of the ANDRITZ tissue machine for Fushun Mining Group, China


International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLine tissue machine supplied to Fushun Mining Group. With this tissue machine, whose components were manufactured in the ANDRITZ production facilities in Europe and China, the Fushun Mining Group – so far active primarily in the mining and oil shale processing sectors – has now embarked on production of sanitary papers.

The order awarded to ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER in May 2010 comprises the complete stock preparation system, the two-layer headbox with dilution water control, an 18-foot cast Yankee and a web stabilizing unit with wet dust removal system, as well as the automation system. The PrimeLine TM W8 tissue machine has a design speed of 2,000 m/min at a width of 5.6 m and is designed for production of 100% market pulp. 

ANDRITZ has received 18 orders for supply of tissue machines to China so far. With this start-up, the ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER business area has strengthened 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 approximately 16,700 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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