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ANDRITZ to supply two tissue machines with 20 feet steel Yankees to Guizhou Chitianhua, China

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guizhou Chitianhua to supply two tissue machines (TM5, TM6) with steel Yankees for a mill in Chishui city, Guizhou Province, for the production of high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and handkerchief paper. The start-up of TM5 is scheduled for the end of 2016 and of TM6 for the beginning of 2017.

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The new PrimeLineST tissue machines have a design speed of 2,000 meters per minute and a paper width of 5.6 meters. The machines of this type are currently unique on the market because they combine a high-performance Yankee with a steam-heated hood. Both Yankees for Guizhou Chitianhua are made entirely of steel, have a diameter of 20 feet, and hence are among the largest in the world. They enable a high drying capacity and achieve remarkable cost savings compared to systems operated with gas because of usage of steam.

Both Yankees will be manufactured at the ANDRITZ steel Yankee business center in Foshan, China, which offers customers in China state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and quality management.

ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and board; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation), biomass torrefaction equipment, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.

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