Henan Tianbang: Taking Control
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Henan Tianbang: Taking Control

Henan Tianbang Group Paper Company takes enormous pride in the quality of its fine paper products that are known and used in China and around the world. When the company decided to end its dependence on market pulp and produce its own mechanical pulp, ANDRITZ was the first to be called.

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(Left to right): Zhang Xiuli, Sales Manager, ANDRITZ China; Gong Qunfei, Project Director/ General Engineer, Henan Tianbang; Guo Quanming, Automation Manager, Henan Tianbang; Wang Yucai, Project Manager, ANDRITZ China

Being a renowned specialist producer of fine paper products demands the strictest controls over the quality of raw materials. China’s Henan Tianbang Paper Company is one of those that has carved a niche for supplying paper for note books and superior quality writing paper. Even in an environment where the iPad and other electronic devices seem to be the fashion, Henan Tianbang is growing and gaining more market share with its dedicated products.

Fan Naiwang, Henan Tianbang's owner, says of its move into producing its own mechanical pulp, “We operate two paper machines at the mill with a capacity of 150,000 tonnes a year in total and we were totally dependent on outside suppliers for our mechanical pulp, which came from some 70 kilometers away. We had to make a move into producing our own pulp so we could have better control.”

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”We did our own in-depth research on pulp making, and it soon became clear to us that ANDRITZ was the No. 1 expert in the area of mechanical pulping.”

FAN NAIWANG
Owner, Henan Tianbang Group Paper Company

THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE ROUTE

Henan Tianbang decided the most cost-effective would be to look at quality second-hand equipment that could be installed to satisfy its needs.

It wasn’t long before a solution was found in the shape of some previously owned Hymac equipment: An added advantage is the fact that ANDRITZ had acquired Hymac in 1997, and therefore had extensive experience of the technology involved, as well as blending it in with its own, latest technology in pulping.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

In July 2016, a decision was made to install a variety of previously owned Hymac equipment that would go along with some of the very latest ANDRITZ pulping technology.

FREEDOM AND PROFIT

The mill is now totally self-sufficient for its mechanical pulp needs, and crucially the quality of the pulp for the paper machines reached the required standards virtually at the start-up. The pulp quality is comparable, if not better than, the previous mechanical pulp being used from the market.

THE TECHNOLOGY MIX

ANDRITZ HYMAC - SECOND-HAND EQUIPMENT:

  • Chip bin discharger, Chip washer, Chip dewatering screw
  • Pre-steaming bin discharger
  • Plug screw feeders,  Impregnator
  • High-consistency refiners
  • Chemical mixing conveyor, Pulp screw presses

ANDRITZ NEW EQUIPMENT

 

  • Chip pump, MC-pump, Micra screens
  • Bleaching tower discharger,
  • Low-consistency refiner
  • Basic engineering of whole system
  • Commissioning and start-up service

Mechanical pulp from the ANDRITZ P-RC APMP system.

The P-RC APMP system using the very latest TwinFlo TF refiner from ANDRITZ.

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