ANDRITZ Successfully Starts up its Second Tissue Production Line at Xuong Giang Paper

International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up its second tissue production line at Xuong Giang Paper in Song Khê – Nội Hoàng Industry Park, Bắc Giang Province, Vietnam.

First paper on reel at Xuong Giang Paper’s second ANDRITZ tissue line. From left to right: Tran Xuan Nam, Deputy General Director of Xuong Giang Paper, Director of Xuong Giang Paper Factory; Ha Ngoc Hoa, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Xuong Giang Paper; Ngo Van Khanh, General Director of Xuong Giang Paper, Chairman of the Board of Directors; Ji Haihong, ANDRITZ Project Manager; Xie Hui, ANDRITZ Vice Director Project Execution Automation; Chen Zhijian, ANDRITZ Deputy Process & Plant Engineering Director (Photo: ANDRITZ)

With this new line Xuong Giang Paper’s tissue capacity will reach up to 72,000 tons per year. Like the machine supplied by ANDRITZ in 2020, the new PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine processes virgin pulp to produce high-quality facial, toilet and towel paper with a speed of 1,300m/min and a paper width of 2.85 metres. It is equipped with a 12-ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee with a steam-heated hood ensuring highly efficient drying and energy cost savings. ANDRITZ also supplied fabrics and rolls and a tailored automation system, including PrimeControl machine and distributed control systems.

The stock preparation plant is split into separate systems for short and long fibres with high-consistency (HC) refining to achieve better fibre quality in terms of strength, softness and absorbency compared to conventional low-consistency systems. HC refining also allows to save long fibres and thus reduce production costs. It is the first time that such an HC refining system is installed in tissue production in Southeast Asia. ANDRITZ’s scope of supply also included an approach flow system, fibre recovery and broke handling equipment as well as pumps.

Although we experienced this before when our first ANDRITZ tissue line went into operation, we were still excited to see the first paper on reel from the second line. We are proud to be able to continue and expand our strategy of sustainable high-quality tissue production. Especially the HC refining system and the steel Yankee with the steam-heated hood make a difference in terms of fibre quality and energy efficiency.

Tran Xuan Nam, Mill Director, Xuong Giang Paper

The PrimeLine tissue machine for Xuong Giang Paper is the fifth one supplied by ANDRITZ to the Vietnamese market in recent years and once again proves ANDRITZ’s position as a leading supplier to the Asian tissue industry.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydropower and Environment & Energy. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 30,000 employees and over 280 locations in more than 80 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.