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Andritz to open new R&D center for tissue in Graz

Photo: Andritz
Photo: Andritz
Published by
Simon Matthis - 05 Sep 2017

Andritz will open a new Research & Development center for tissue, the PrimeLineTIAC Tissue Innovation and Application Center, in Graz. The opening is scheduled in March 2018. The center will be available for tissue manufacturers, suppliers, R&D companies and universities to conduct tests and trials under many different conditions.

“Andritz experts from R&D and from the stock preparation, machine design and engineering, automation, and pumps departments are available for collaboration and discussions if requested, however customers can also bring along their own team of specialists,” according to the company statement.


The PrimeLineTIAC has its own complete stock preparation line together with the approach flow system. Many different kinds of pulp can be processed in one production line, which is split into a separate short fiber and long fiber line. In addition, all units are available in small industrial scale, creating an excellent environment for best possible fiber treatment and tests according to the individual needs of customers and products.


The PrimeControl features hardware and software developed by Andritz. The system provides flexibility in monitoring and controlling the eight machine configurations as well as the stock preparation system.


The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG has sponsored the PrimeLineTIAC project as part of its R&D infrastructure promotion. In addition to Andritz, the key partners in this project include Albany International, Danfoss Drives, Fibria, IBS Paper Performance Group, Nash, Södra, and Solenis.



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