Graz, Austria - International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of the second of two supplied PrimeLine™ W8 tissue machines with steel Yankees at the St. Croix tissue mill in Maine, USA - StCroixTissue.com / ANDRITZ.com.
The machine has a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a width of 5.6 m. The Yankee is manufactured entirely of steel and has a diameter of 18 ft. It enables efficient drying at minimized energy costs and safe operation. As a special feature, the Yankee’s design enables the option of production with shoe press.
Both machines the first of the two tissue machines started production in the second quarter of 2016 have an aggregate capacity of 126,000 t/y for the production of hygienic papers and napkin tissues.
‘We have had a good experience with ANDRITZ, they are a proven supplier, ’ says Arvind K. Agarwal, CEO of International Grand Investment Corp., the parent company of St. Croix Tissue. ‘We have considerable confidence in their technology and reliability. The start-up of the two PrimeLine machines was outstanding and the ability of the machines to produce high-quality tissue with excellent formation is allowing us to convert a commodity product into a value-added product.’
This successful start-up again confirms ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER’s position as one of the global market leaders for supply of complete tissue production lines, key components, and services.