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ANDRITZ steel yankee: World records, major orders, and a new market segment


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received important orders worldwide to supply steel yankees that are used in drying processes in the tissue, board, and paper industries in order to obtain high drying rates and energy efficiency. The customers ordering steel yankees for tissue production include Doh-Ei, Japan, and LLC Pulp Invest, Russia.

Entering a new market segmentTo Anhui Tobacco, China, ANDRITZ will supply a steel yankee with a diameter of 5.5 m for a new application in the tobacco production; start-up is scheduled for mid-2013. With this order and the supply of another steel yankee for Golden Leaf, China, ANDRITZ has successfully entered this new and promising market segment. 

More current steel yankee orders for ANDRITZ set world records:

  • With a diameter of 4.9 m and shell length exceeding 6 m, record size for the steel yankee for PM15 and PM16 at Hengan Jinjiang, China.
  • With a shell length of 7.4 m, record in length for a pulp and paper group in Indonesia.

The steel yankee developed by ANDRITZ is a key component which is critical to the technology and subject to constant quality checks in order to meet the stringent safety requirements specific to each country (e.g. pressure vessel directives).

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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.