Hengan initiates operations of 2 Andritz tissue machines in China

January 30, 2024 - Austria

Guangdong Hengan Paper Co Ltd has successfully started up the two new Andritz PrimeLine tissue machines at its mill in Yunfu, Guangdong, China. Hengan now has 15 Andritz tissue machines in operation.

The two machines of the type PrimeLineCompact M 1600 have a design speed of 1,700 m/min and a working width of 3.65 m. They produce top-quality tissue for facial, toilet, handkerchief, and napkin grades from virgin market pulp.

Andritz’s scope of supply features under-machine pulpers, proven PrimeFlow step diffuser headboxes to ensure superior formation quality, and 18 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankees with high-load suction pressure rolls with Polysoft PU-covers and canopy hoods for high drying capacity at lowest energy consumption, the company said in a press release.

“Hengan and Andritz have been working together for more than 25 years. We have already had 13 Andritz tissue machines in operation and are convinced that the two new ones will perform just as successfully, producing high-quality tissue while enabling environmentally friendly production,” Wang Xiangyang, vice president, Hengan Group, said.

“From the very beginning of this project to the start-up, we have been deeply impressed by Andritz’s professional team. Each time when needed, they responded very fast and in a perfect manner. We really appreciate our partnership,” said Xie Zhengba, chief engineer, Guangdong Hengan Paper Co Ltd.

The Hengan Group, founded in 1985, is a leading Chinese manufacturer of household paper grades as well as feminine hygiene and baby care products.