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ANDRITZ to Supply Drying, Air and Energy Technology to Essity's Menasha Mill

ANDRITZ PrimeDry Hoods Workshop view: PrimeDry Hood technology to improve heat-transfer efficiency and optimize drying. Photo courtesy ANDRITZ.

March 2, 2022 - ANDRITZ will deliver drying, air and energy technology to Essity's PM3 and PM4 tissue machines at its mill in Menasha, Wisconsin (USA).

According to ANDRITZ, the new equipment enables sustainable and resource saving production and includes:

  • PrimeDry Hood HT (high-temperature) and air systems for PM3 — the ANDRITZ hoods for PM4 and PM15 were recently started up successfully.
  • an 18 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee for PM4, with head insulation for energy efficiency and ANDRITZ's own metallization — PrimeCoat Stratos — to provide greater hardness and extended Yankee lifetime.

The ANDRITZ drying equipment will enable tissue machines at the Menasha mill to operate at speeds of up to 2,000 m/min with products for a wide range of basis weights. The scope of supply includes installation advisory services, start-up, commissioning, and training.

Start-ups are estimated for the end of 2022.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. To learn more, visit:


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