International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line delivered to Xuan Mai Paper Co. Ltd. for its mill in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The energy-efficient tissue machine has a design speed of 1,300m/min and a paper width of 2.85m and produces high-quality tissue grades made of either 100% virgin or 100% deinked pulp (DIP). It is equipped with a 15ft. steel Yankee with a PrimeDry Hood COMBO from ANDRITZ Novimpianti. The innovative hood design – a pressurized wet chamber heated with steam and a special dry chamber – enables highly efficient drying while saving energy.
The scope of supply includes a separate DIP line (to be started up this month), a stock preparation system for LBKP/NBKP market pulp, an approach flow system, a fiber recovery and broke handling system, machine clothing by ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls, basic and detailed engineering, as well as process pumps for water and pulp. The entire line is equipped with an ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation package and an advanced multi-motor drive system.
Thanks to the excellent cooperation between Xuan Mai Paper and ANDRITZ China, the tissue production line went into operation smoothly despite the very challenging conditions relating to COVID-19. Phạm Văn Dũng, Director of Xuan Mai Paper Co., Ltd., commented, “We had a tight and demanding time schedule. From the very beginning, ANDRITZ put excellent people on this project and they managed all aspects of their work very well. Their support day and night right up to start-up of the machine was excellent. All the members of our Board and I too are very pleased that we succeeded in completing this project together in these difficult times.”
About ANDRITZ GROUP
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.
About 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.