International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangdong Hengan Paper Co., Ltd. (Hengan) to supply four tissue machines to its new mill in Yunfu, Guangdong, China, for the production of high-quality facial, toilet, handkerchief and napkin tissue grades made of virgin market pulp.
Each of the new tissue machines is of the type PrimeLineCOMPACT M 1600 with a design speed of 1,700 m/min and a working width of 3.65 m. All of them are equipped with a proven PrimeFlow step diffusor headbox for superior formation quality. The 18 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee together with the high-load suction pressure roll and canopy hood ensure high drying capacity at reduced energy consumption compared to conventional drying systems. The scope of supply also includes an under-machine pulper.
The technical characteristics of this compact solution for tissue production will significantly reduce steam and electric power consumption in the production process and minimize operating costs, thus resulting in low maintenance costs.
This order confirms the successful partnership by Hengan and ANDRITZ that started in 1998 when Hengan bought its first ANDRITZ tissue machine for the mill in Changde city. In the meantime, Hengan has thirteen ANDRITZ tissue machines in operation, with the four new ones being scheduled to go into operation as from the fourth quarter of 2021. Mr. Xu Lianjie, CEO of the Hengan Group confirms: “Hengan and ANDRITZ have been working together successfully for more than twenty years. We have succeeded as partners and believe in a promising future because making the best tissue always starts with the best equipment.”
The Hengan Group, founded in 1985, is a leading Chinese manufacturer of household paper grades as well as feminine hygiene and baby care products.
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.