Austrian firm Andritz to supply tissue production line to Asia Symbol
September 21, 2021 - Austria
International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper to supply a complete tissue production line – from stock preparation to a double-width tissue machine (TM13), including automation – for energy-efficient production of high-quality grades at its mill in Jiangmen Xinhui, China. Start-up is planned for the end of 2022, according to the Austrian group.
“The tissue machine of the type PrimeLineTM W 2000 will have a design speed of 1,900 metre/min and a width of 5.65 metre for the production of paper towels, kitchen rolls, napkins, handkerchiefs, and facial tissue in the range of 11 to 42 gsm,” the leading industrial equipment manufacturer stated. “It features a PrimePress XT Evo shoe press that dewaters the web gently, but still achieves a far higher post-press dryness than conventional presses. The line force and shoe tilt can be adjusted in a very flexible way in order to optimise the product quality and reduce consumption of drying energy. In addition, an 18 ft PrimeDry Steel Yankee with a steam-heated PrimeDry Hood ST for energy- and cost- efficient drying will be installed.”
Moreover, the order also includes the stock preparation system with LC (low-consistency) refiners for superior fibre properties, the approach flow system with a ModuScreen HBE headbox screen for pulsation-free screening, as well as undermachine pulping.
The entire production line will be equipped with an Andritz PrimeControl automation system (MCS, DCS, and QCS) which includes extended features for process automation throughout the tissue line and minimises the number of subsystems and associated interfaces.
“The tissue business is new to us, but we have rich experience in the production of high-quality printing and writing paper. We are used to working together with the best companies worldwide. This is why we chose Andritz as our partner to enter the tissue business,” Steven Hung, general manager of Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper, said in a press release.
Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper is part of the RGE Group, a global player that focuses on sustainable pulp and paper production.