ANDRITZ starts up new high-temperature Yankee hood and air system at Kartogroup, Spain


International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the new high-temperature PrimeDry Hood HT and air system supplied for the rebuild of a tissue machine at Kartogroup España’s mill in Burriana, Spain.

Pascual Gómez, COO of Kartogroup, said: “The rebuild will significantly reduce gas and steam consumption and lower emissions at our mill, making our production more sustainable and cost-effective. Thanks to the seamless collaboration and personalized approach of the ANDRITZ team, the entire project went smoothly and was completed on schedule.”

The new equipment installed on the PM4 tissue machine features an optimized impingement distribution of the hood nozzle boxes, a heat recovery system, a state-of-the-art burner management system and Yankee head insulation. These solutions maximize the hood drying performance while reducing the specific energy consumption. They also result in increased safety and a significant reduction of CO2 emissions.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply also included installation supervision, commissioning, training, and start-up assistance.

Kartogroup España S.L., a member of the Cominter Group, has more than 40 years’ experience in the tissue business. At its mills in Burriana and Hernani, Spain, the company produces high-quality tissue for household and industrial applications.

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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. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydropower and Environment & Energy. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 30,000 employees and over 280 locations in more than 80 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 increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

First jumbo toilet paper roll manufactured on tissue machine PM4 after the rebuild by ANDRITZ at the Kartogroup España S.L. mill in Burriana, Spain.

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