The first ANDRITZ machine is scheduled to start up in May 2014 and the second at the beginning of 2015. Shandong Sun Paper, a globally leading pulp and paper producer, is thus entering the tissue business.
The new tissue machines, both of the type PrimeLineTM W8, are designed for a speed of 2,000 m/min and for a paper width of 5.62 m. They will be equipped with a PrimeFlow 2-layer headbox including dilution control, a PrimeDry Steel Yankee with a diameter of 18 ft., and a PrimeDry ReEvaporation HeatRecovery system. The scope of supply also includes the complete stock preparation plant and the automation system with DCS (Distributed Control System) and QCS (Quality Control System).
According to Mr. Ying Guangdong, Vice President & Chief Engineer of Shandong Sun Paper, this investment is part of an expansion program to become one of the five largest tissue producers in China within the next ten years.
With this order, the ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER business area, which manufactures its tissue machine components in Europe and China, is confirming its position as one of the leading suppliers of tissue machines and local services in China.
About The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP (andritz.com) is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, 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 biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,400 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
About ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and board. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper, production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, preparation of paper machine furnish, production of paper, tissue, and board, calendering and coating of paper, as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, biomass torrefaction, and plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF) are also allocated to the business area.