Successful start-up of a further ANDRITZ tissue paper machine for Hengan Group, China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PM11 tissue paper machine supplied to Hengan Group Chongqing. Hengan Group, one of the leading producers of tissue paper in China, now has six ANDRITZ PrimeLine machines in operation. Three more machines will be started up during this year, two of them equipped with the world’s first wide steel yankees (diameter: 5 m) for high-speed machines.

The PM11 tissue paper machine (type PrimeLine TM W8) started up in a record time of only three-and-a-half months after the start of erection. It has a design speed of 2,100 m/min, a width of 5.6 m, and is equipped with energy-saving components such as steel yankee head insulation and a re-evaporation system. The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation and automation system.

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

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For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332
oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

The ANDRITZ GROUP
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
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.

2012-02-24

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