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ANDRITZ to supply four tissue machines to the Hengan Group, China, and the world’s widest Yankee steel dryer for a customer in Indonesia


The PULP & PAPER business area of international technology Group ANDRITZ will supply four PrimeLine high-speed tissue machines, each with a width of 5.6 m and a capacity of approximately 60,000 t/a, to the Hengan Group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality tissue products in China.

Following start-up of the machines in 2011/2012, the Hengan Group will have a total of nine ANDRITZ tissue machines in operation, producing top quality tissue products.

The orders for the Hengan Group in detail:

  • PM11 and PM12, both PrimeLineTM W8 machines, will be installed at the Chongqing site and have a design speed of 2,100 m/min. The scope of supply includes the complete stock preparation plant, the two-layer headbox (PrimeFlow) with dilution control, a single press and hood, an 18-ft. Yankee, a dust removal system, a PrimeReel Advanced reel system, as well as the machine control system from ANDRITZ Automation.
  • PM15 and PM16, both PrimeLineTM W6 machines, will be installed at the Jinjiang site and have a similar scope of supply, with the exception of the Yankee, which has a diameter of 16 feet and is made entirely of steel (PrimeDry Steel Yankee).

The machines and components will be manufactured at ANDRITZ production facilities in Europe and China. With a total of 18 high-speed tissue machines now supplied to China, ANDRITZ has succeeded in strengthening its position as one of the leading suppliers of tissue machines and local services in China.

World’s widest Yankee steel dryerA PrimeDry Steel Yankee to produce machine glazed paper will be supplied to a large pulp and paper group in Indonesia. This will be the widest Yankee steel dryer in the world, at 15 feet in diameter and 7.4 m long; start-up is scheduled for 2011.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier 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.