HIGHER QUALITY, LESS ENERGY COSTS
The tissue line from ANDRITZ is now running at 1,700 m/min producing high-quality tissue at markedly reduced energy consumption. This is due to ANDRITZ’s focus is on the ever-growing importance of energy savings in tissue production, but it’s also down to one of the key components supplied to the tissue line at BJC Cellox; the PrimePress XT Evo shoe press.
When used in combination with the steel Yankee, the shoe press dewaters the paper web very gently, but very thoroughly. By doing so it achieves a higher dry content than conventional presses. Due to the special design of the press, and the reduced need for thermal drying, as much as 20% of energy can be saved under optimal operating conditions. In addition, the StrataPress T press felt ensures peak performance in the press section at high machine speeds.
Mr. Chusak Soysungvam, Mill Director, BJC Cellox, says, “We are very pleased with the speed of the machine and the quality of the tissue coming off the new line; the increased bulk of the tissue means we can possibly even enter new markets.
“But what we are really impressed with is the amount of energy we are now saving due to the shoe press using so much less LPG. The shoe press removes a large amount of moisture before the Yankee cylinder, meaning we save a lot of money in the drying process.”
With the introduction of the new line from ANDRITZ, BJC Cellox is now well on its way to achieving its ambition to be No.1 in tissue in Thailand. Laocharoensuk says, “We have an ambition to be the market leader in Thailand, which will happen very soon, as well as having our expansion plans into other markets.
“We clearly made the right decision to select ANDRITZ for our PM 5 project. We received really professional and outstanding service and support covering all areas from commercial evaluation, technical clarification, machine installation, and start-up, as well as ongoing support.”