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ANDRITZ to Supply New Tissue Machine to Arkhbum Tissue Group in Russia

ANDRITZ PrimeLine W6-XT tissue machine When operational, the new tissue machine will produce high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and kitchen towel grades made of 100% virgin pulp.

June 7, 2018 - ANDRITZ announced that it has received an order for a tissue machine from Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Russia. The order includes a PrimeLineTM W6-XT with stock preparation, automation, and electrical systems. The machine will be installed at Arkhbum Tissue's mill in Vorsino (Kaluga region).

When operational, the new machine will produce high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and kitchen towel grades made of 100% virgin pulp.

The new tissue machine has a design speed of 2,100 meters per minute and a paper width of 5.6 meters.

According to ANDRITZ, the combination of a 16 ft. steel Yankee and the latest PrimePress XT shoe press technology enables a high drying capacity and operational flexibility. Additionally, the drying section of the machine is equipped with a ReEvaporation system to reduce drying energy costs even further. The system uses the waste heat in the hood exhaust to recover steam from the condensate stream, thereby reducing the amount of fresh steam required.

The scope of supply also includes stock preparation with an approach flow system. The centerpiece of the line is the ANDRITZ Papillon refiner. The approach flow system features the ANDRITZ ShortFlow concept, which allows a minimized number of equipment items and very low storage volume as well as fast grade/color changes at the tissue machine.

ANDRITZ also provides process pumps, piping, and instrumentation as well as on-site services.

“Our new tissue machine is equipped with a new PrimePress XT shoe press, which provides high productivity and product quality, together with an ANDRITZ Papillon refiner and ShortFlow system. These technical and technological characteristics will significantly reduce the consumption of water and steam in the production process and also minimize costs in general,” says Irina Galakhova, Executive Director, Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC.

Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.

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SOURCE: Andritz