Andritz has successfully started up the PrimeLine tissue machine supplied to Fushun Mining Group, China. With this tissue machine, whose components were manufactured in the Andritz production facilities in Europe and China, the Fushun Mining Group – so far active primarily in the mining and oil shale processing sectors – has now embarked on production of sanitary papers.
The order awarded to Andritz Pulp & Paper in May 2010 comprises the complete stock preparation system, the two-layer headbox with dilution water control, an 18-foot cast Yankee and a web stabilizing unit with wet dust removal system, as well as the automation system. The PrimeLine TM W8 tissue machine has a design speed of 2,000 m/min at a width of 5.6 m and is designed for production of 100% market pulp.
Andritz has received 18 orders for supply of tissue machines to China so far. With this start-up, the Andritz Pulp & Paper business area has strengthened its position as one of the leading suppliers of tissue machines and local services in China.