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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. to supply a stock preparation system to feed its four tissue machines at the mill in Yangjiang, Guangdong, China. Start-up is scheduled for the second to third quarter of 2021.

FibreSolve FSV pulper as part of the LC pulping system Photo: AndritzFibreSolve FSV pulper as part of the LC pulping system Photo: AndritzThe new system will have a capacity of 200 bdmt/d and will process a mixture of NBKP (Needle Bleached Kraft Pulp), LBKP (Leaf Bleached Kraft Pulp) and bagasse as raw material. ANDRITZ will install the complete system, with equipment for low-consistency (LC) pulping, high-consistency (HC) refining, approach system and broke handling.

The LC pulping system comprises a FibreSolve FSV pulper and a high-density (HD) cleaning system for optimum slushing of the raw material. In order to achieve optimum processing of the mixture of annual and short fibers, the customer opted for a 120 bdmt/d HC refining system for the tissue production line. The combination of an ANDRITZ Pulp Screw Press and an HC refiner, type CDIPL, will enable superior fiber properties at low energy consumption. 

The outstanding cooperation between the two companies started over 17 years ago, and ANDRITZ has since then supplied over 20 stock preparation systems to the Vinda Group. The successful business cooperation as well as the excellent performance of recently installed technologies were the decisive criteria that persuaded the customer to trust in ANDRITZ once again.

Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) Co., Ltd., part of the Vinda Group, is one of the top four tissue producers in China. The Vinda Group provides high-quality hygiene products and services, and operates four core business segments with the key brands Vinda, Tempo, Tork, TENA, Dr. P, Libresse, VIA, Libero and Drypers.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the first of two OCC lines, each with a capacity of 1,000 bdtm/d, supplied to Shandong Wamat Paper Co., Ltd., Shandong Province, China. Start-up of the second OCC line is scheduled for the end of this year. Both lines produce pulp for corrugated medium as the final product.

The ANDRITZ scope comprises the entire equipment from pulping to headbox screening and includes a saveall disc filter for fiber recovery.

ANDRITZ screening for superior stock quality Photo: ANDRITZANDRITZ screening for superior stock quality Photo: ANDRITZ

The equipment and technologies supplied by ANDRITZ enable excellent stock quality and yield significant savings in energy consumption. The lines feature the following technological highlights:

  • Low-consistency (LC) pulping system, including a FibreSolve FSR pulper with flow-optimized rotor and vat for low power consumption, as well as a FibreGuard detrashing system with a FibreWash Drum in order to remove non-disintegrated rejects early in the process.
  • Special coarse screening set-up combined with cleaners for light and heavy reject removal to provide superior stock quality and reliable separation of styrene foam. Fine screens and fractionators are equipped with innovative PrimeRotors to ensure highly efficient reduction of stickies and debris.
  • The complete system is characterized by a special concept using a smaller number of pumps, resulting in significant reductions in energy consumption.

Mr. Zhang Yanjun, General Manager, Wamat Paper recalls: “Despite several difficulties relating to accommodation and transport as well as strictest health and safety precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, ANDRITZ provided excellent start-up support and was first on site after the government permitted people from other provinces to enter our region again.”

Wamat Paper and ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. have once more demonstrated their excellent cooperation and completed this successful start-up even in the most challenging crisis situation.

Shandong Wamat Paper was established in 2017 and is a subsidiary of the Shandong Century Sunshine Paper Group Co., Ltd. – an important player in the Chinese but also the global papermaking industry.

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Only a few weeks after start-up, the 5.6 m wide PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine that was delivered by ANDRITZ to Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Vorsino (Kaluga region), Russia, reached a speed of 2,000 m/min with a grammage of 16 g/m² and is now producing high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and kitchen towel grades made of 100% virgin pulp (bleached hardwood and softwood pulp).

Irina Galakhova, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC, says: “We are extremely satisfied with our products – and so are our customers. We appreciate the high quality and softness. In addition, we achieve remarkable cost savings compared to systems with conventional presses and Yankees.

Successful operation of the ANDRITZ PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine with the latest PrimePress XT Evo shoe press technology at Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Russia Photo: ANDRITZ Successful operation of the ANDRITZ PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine with the latest PrimePress XT Evo shoe press technology at Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Russia Photo: ANDRITZ

The ANDRITZ tissue production line features a Papillon refiner in the stock preparation plant to achieve superior fiber properties at low energy consumption. The tissue machine’s steel Yankee and ANDRITZ’s latest shoe press technology enable a high drying capacity and operating flexibility. The re-evaporation system installed brings energy back into the production process, thus enabling additional savings.

ANDRITZ delivered the PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine together with the stock preparation and approach flow system, heat recovery re-evaporation system, hall ventilation and heating, automation, and electrification.

This successful project once again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong position as one of the global market leaders for supply of complete, resource-saving, tissue production lines, key components, and services. 

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received the Final Acceptance Certificate from Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry Co., Ltd in Yancheng, Dafeng, China, for its chemi-thermo-mechanical pulping system. With a total capacity of 2,250 admt/d, this system is the largest worldwide.

ANDRITZ installed its well-proven P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) technology to ensure optimum pulp quality in terms of high bulk and low shive content at lowest energy consumption and highest availability. The system processes eucalyptus wood chips for the production of folding boxboard (specifically coated ivory board), and consists of the world’s largest single P-RC APMP fiberline with a capacity of 1,500 admt/d and a second fiberline with a capacity of 750 admt/d.

The ANDRITZ TX68 refiner with an advanced feeding system is the centerpiece of the process and the latest innovation in high-consistency (HC) refining. The new feeding system combines the proven concepts of ANDRITZ’s Side Entry Plug Feeder (SEPF) with a Constant Feeder (C-Feeder) on each side of the twin refiner. The “DoubleSEPF” feed system ensures constant chip feeding and excellent steam control thanks to the exact and adjustable split of incoming wood chips and thus by far exceeds the capacities so far achieved with a single HC refiner.

ANDRITZ TX68 refiner with newly developed feeding system. Photo: ANDRITZANDRITZ TX68 refiner with newly developed feeding system. Photo: ANDRITZ

ANDRITZ also supplied basic engineering, supervision of mechanical installation, training, commissioning and start-up services. The latest ANDRITZ Metris IIoT technologies feature a connection to the ANDRITZ DCS system to collect and analyze statistical mill data for continuous optimization of both fiberlines.

Jin Xiaoshan, Production Manager at Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry confirms: “The Final Acceptance Certificate was achieved in superior cooperation, even in the challenging situation of Covid-19. Our ANDRITZ key contacts in Europe provided professional and efficient remote support. At the same time, we were able to count on highly committed and experienced engineers from ANDRITZ China on site. We are very proud of our folding boxboard production line with its P-RC APMP fiberlines and the excellent performance already achieved.”

Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Shandong Bohui Paper Industrial Co., Ltd., a listed company established in 1994 that focuses on the production of ivory board, culture paper, linerboard, paper for gypsum plasterboard, and market pulp for the papermaking industry.

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Sun Paper to supply pulp dewatering and white liquor plant technologies and key process equipment for their new pulp mill in Beihai, China.

Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

  ANDRITZ Twin Wire Press for pulp dewatering © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ Twin Wire Press for pulp dewatering © ANDRITZ

The scope of supply on EPS basis includes the following equipment:

  • Wet lap system with two production lines for a capacity of 1,120 admt/d bleached hardwood kraft pulp, each consisting of a Twin Wire Press for pulp dewatering, a cutter-layboy and a baling line.

    The proven ANDRITZ wet lap technology ensures high operational availability and higher final dryness than other wet lap systems in the market. Wet lap is flexible with regard to the pulp type, with the option of producing also other pulp grades if needed. The wet lap system supplied by ANDRITZ will have the highest capacity ever installed in China.

  ANDRITZ LimeKiln started up in 2015 at Shandong Sun Honghe mill in Zhoucheng, China.  © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ LimeKiln started up in 2015 at Shandong Sun Honghe mill in Zhoucheng, China. © ANDRITZ

  • White liquor plant with a capacity of 10,500 m3/d and comprising major recausticizing equipment and an ANDRITZ LimeKiln. The recausticizing plant delivery includes a LimeSlake slaker-classifier, three causticizing tank agitators, white liquor filtration with a LimeWhite filter to maximize the white liquor quality, and efficient lime mud filtration with a LimeDry filter ensuring high lime mud dryness, which results in low heat consumption in the kiln. The new ANDRITZ LimeKiln, with a capacity of 950 t/d, has a multifuel burner and a high-efficiency LimeCool sector cooler.

    This is the third ANDRITZ white liquor plant delivery to Sun Paper, China and underlines ANDRITZ’s strong competitive position for white liquor plants in China.
  •   ANDRITZ has delivered several ARC systems for the removal of chlorides and potassium from the kraft chemical recovery cycle. © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ has delivered several ARC systems for the removal of chlorides and potassium from the kraft chemical recovery cycle. © ANDRITZ Evaporation plant with a high-concentration section for a total evaporation capacity of 1,100 t/h and a final dry solids content of 85%. The evaporation plant delivery includes key equipment and technology with ANDRITZ multiple-effect lamella evaporators. The design of the evaporators and process reflects the latest and most modern ANDRITZ evaporator technology and delivers excellent environmental and economic performance.
  • Ash re-crystallization (ARC) system, with an ash handling capacity of 400 t/d, to treat the ash from the electrostatic precipitator by decreasing the chloride and potassium content while recovering sodium and sulfate. The ANDRITZ ARC process is based on evaporative crystallization by using economical mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) technology as the heat source.

This order once again confirms the excellent business relationship between ANDRITZ and Sun Paper.

In July 2019, Sun Paper established a wholly owned subsidiary – Guangxi Sun Paper – to build an integrated pulp and paper mill in Beihai. The new greenfield mill in Beihai will eventually have a total pulp and paper capacity of 3.5 million tons annually. The mill will be constructed in two phases over approximately five years.

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order to supply a complete PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine with stock preparation system to Xuong Giang Paper Mill, Vietnam, a subsidiary company of Bac Giang Import Export JSC.

The new line has a design capacity of 54 tons/d, a design speed of 1,300 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 meters. It will process virgin pulp as raw material to produce high-quality facial and toilet tissue as well as napkins. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

The stock preparation plant is split into separate short fiber and long fiber systems and also includes the approach flow system, fiber recovery and broke handling equipment, and pumps.

ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine © ANDRITZANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine © ANDRITZ

The tissue machine has a 12-ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee, equipped with a steam-heated hood to ensure highly efficient drying and substantial energy cost savings compared to operations with a cast iron Yankee and gas-heated hood. The Yankee will be manufactured at the ANDRITZ Steel Yankee Business Center located in Foshan, China.

ANDRITZ will also supply a tailored automation system, including PrimeControl MCS (Machine Control System), DCS (Distributed Control System) and MMD (Multi-Motor Drive) as well as the complete LV MCC (Low-Voltage Motor Control Center). Detailed engineering, erection work supervision and commissioning services for the high-performance production process complete the scope of supply.

Excellent performance by ANDRITZ equipment already operating at the mill, successful cooperation during previous projects and responsive service capabilities were the decisive criteria for Xuong Giang Paper Mill to choose ANDRITZ as its partner once again. This ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 is the third tissue machine to be supplied by ANDRITZ to the Vietnamese market in recent years.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kookil Paper (Zhangjiagang) Limited Corporation to supply a complete 305 bdmt/d stock preparation line including approach flow system, broke handling and fiber recovery to the mill in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China.

Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

The new line will process NBKP (Needle Bleached Kraft Pulp) and LBKP (Leaf Bleached Kraft Pulp) market pulp bales to produce specialty paper for food packaging as well as photo and special printing paper.

  ANDRITZ ModuScreen HBE screen © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ ModuScreen HBE screen © ANDRITZ

The market pulp bales are dissolved in ANDRITZ FibreSolve FSV pulpers, which enable highly efficient slushing at low specific energy consumption. The innovative rotor design ensures optimum impact effect of the rotor and intensive friction within the pulp itself, however without damaging the fibers. Four ANDRITZ TwinFlo double disc refiners achieve superior fiber properties with regard to fiber length and fibrillation.

The approach flow system allows fast grade changes and will be equipped with an ANDRITZ ShortFlow deaeration system, comprising four proven ModuScreen HBE headbox screens for stock and dilution water screening, a WW Deaerator for efficient air removal as well as a vacuum pump. The ShortFlow deaeration system has an extremely small footprint and makes a significant contribution towards lower energy and investment costs.

The broke handling and a DiscFilter Saveall fiber recovery system complete the scope of supply.

Established in 2003, Kookil Paper is an important South Korean paper manufacturer producing in China and specializing in the production of different types of specialty papers.

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin for a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for their Ortigueira mill in Brazil.

The scope of supply includes a 51 MW gasification plant, a belt dryer, a multi-fuel lime kiln burner and biomass handling equipment with auxiliaries. By replacing 100% of the heavy fuel oil currently burned in one of the mill’s lime kilns, the ANDRITZ gasification plant will significantly reduce the mill’s carbon footprint. The current lime kiln production will remain at 650 tons of reburnt lime per day.

Biomass gasification with product gas feeding a multi-fuel lime kiln burner (typical plant) © ANDRITZBiomass gasification with product gas feeding a multi-fuel lime kiln burner (typical plant) © ANDRITZ

ANDRITZ was one of the main suppliers of major process technologies and equipment areas to the Puma II project, and also supplied major technologies and equipment to Klabin’s Puma I project, which was started up successfully in 2016.

In the gasification sector, ANDRITZ offers advanced and state-of-the-art technologies, combining high efficiency with quality gas output for the replacement of fossil fuels.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Mayr-Melnhof Karton to supply a Vertical Screw Thickener (VST) dewatering system for the RMP (Refiner Mechanical Pulp) process at the mill in Frohnleiten, Austria.

Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

 ANDRITZ Vertical Screw Thickener © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ Vertical Screw Thickener © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ will install its latest dewatering technology – the Vertical Screw Thickener (VST), an innovative screw press with a vertical design. The pulp is fed in from the top and then compressed and dewatered as it moves downwards. The self-filling and gravity-assisted dewatering principle allows higher throughput and pulp dryness because the available screen area is fully used.

The new ANDRITZ system also comprises a dilution conveyor, MC pump including standpipe and a TurboMix agitator. Automation, instrumentation, engineering, mechanical installation, commissioning and start-up supervision are also part of the scope of supply.

At the Frohnleiten Mill, the RMP with Freeness of 350 ml is dewatered from an inlet consistency of 3.5% to 25% consistency at the discharge in one innovative unit. The pulp is then stored at a consistency of 10% in a new pulp storage tower that feeds the existing board machines.

The existing RMP system was supplied by ANDRITZ in 1996 and processes a mixture of wood chips containing spruce, larch and fir as raw material for the mill’s own board machines producing CRB (Coated Recycled Board).

Mayr-Melnhof Karton is the world’s leading producer of coated recycled cartonboard.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Karweb Nonwovens to supply a complete neXline spunlace line for its plant located in Gaziantep, Turkey.

The line is scheduled for installation and start-up at the beginning of 2021.

  ANDRITZ neXline spunlace eXcelle line © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ neXline spunlace eXcelle line © ANDRITZ

This new neXline spunlace eXcelle line is dedicated to the production of viscose and polyester wipes as well as biodegradable wipes. The production capacity can be up to 18,000 t/a.

ANDRITZ will provide a full line with state-of-the-art equipment – from web forming to drying. The scope of supply includes the complete opening and blending machinery, two inline high-speed TT cards, a proven JetlaceEssentiel unit (including a water filtration unit) for hydroentanglement, a neXdry through-air dryer, and a neXecodry S1 system for energy saving.

This order confirms the strong and successful relationship between ANDRITZ and Karweb Nonwovens. In 2017, ANDRITZ supplied a spunlace line to Karweb for production of roll-goods made from several types of fibers, such as polyester, viscose, Tencel, cotton and polyamide.

  Karweb Nonwovens spunlace line © ANDRITZ Karweb Nonwovens spunlace line © ANDRITZ

Karweb Nonwovens, founded in 2013, is a division of Kara Holding and the first and only Turkish manufacturer of airlaid products for health care, hygiene and special disposable materials. The company serves customers worldwide.

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, 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 29,500 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

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