Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper successfully starts up ANDRITZ tissue production line with double-width tissue machine


Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper, China has successfully started up its tissue production line delivered by ANDRITZ for its mill in Xinhui district, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China.

The complete line order includes the stock preparation system with low-consistency refiners, a PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machine and the automation system. The tissue machine has a speed of 1,900 m/min and a width of 5.65 m and produces high quality tissue in the range of 11 – 42 gsm. It is equipped with a PrimePress XT Evo shoe press, a PrimeDry Steel Yankee and a steam-heated PrimeDry Hood ST to enable energy efficient tissue production.

To speed up the process of production, both ANDRITZ and Asia Symbol’s team collaborated closely and dedicatedly during the whole stage of installation and commissioning. As a result,
the first paper on reel was achieved 16 days ahead of schedule.

Steven Hung Ching Lung, General Manager of Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co., Ltd, says: “With the new TM13 we enter the tissue business. It is essential for our expansion strategy to provide our customers with high-quality tissues that have minimum impact on the environment. We have a vast experience in the production of high-quality printing and writing papers. Now we want to achieve the same success with ANDRITZ in the tissue market.

Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper is a leading manufacturer of printing and writing paper in China. The company is part of the RGE Group, a global player focused on sustainable pulp and paper production.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, panelboard (MDF) production systems, as well as recycling and shredding solutions for numerous waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

Successful start-up of ANDRITZ tissue production line at Asia Symbol (Guangdong)

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