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ANDRITZ successfully starts up the ninth tissue machine for Hengan Group, China


International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed a total of four tissue machine start-ups planned for this year at Hengan Group, China. The Hengan Group is thus running nine ANDRITZ tissue machines – two of which are fitted with the largest steel yankees in operation worldwide.

From January to September of this year, two PrimeLine W8 tissue machines were started up at the Chongqing mill and two PrimeLine TM W6 tissue machines at the Jinjiang mill, all ahead of the time schedule. All four orders included the supply of the complete stock preparation and machine control systems. The steel yankees of PM15 and PM16 are the largest for tissue operating anywhere in the world. With a diameter of 4.9 m and a shell length of 6.2 m, they provide for safe and energy-efficient machine operation.

The ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER business area, which manufactures its tissue machine components in Europe and China and is confirming its position as one of the leading suppliers of tissue machines and local services in China with the start-ups for the Hengan Group, will be presenting its latest tissue technology at Tissue World Asia in Shanghai (November 14-16) and at Tissue World Barcelona (March 19-21, 2013).

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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, and has a staff of more than 17,400 employees. ANDRITZ 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), and 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.