Each of the new tissue machines is of the type PrimeLineCOMPACT M 1600 with a design speed of 1,700 m/min and a working width of 3.65 m. All of them are equipped with a proven PrimeFlow step diffusor headbox for superior formation quality. The 18 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee together with the high-load suction pressure roll and canopy hood ensure high drying capacity at reduced energy consumption compared to conventional drying systems. The scope of supply also includes an under-machine pulper.
The technical characteristics of this compact solution for tissue production will significantly reduce steam and electric power consumption in the production process and minimize operating costs, thus resulting in low maintenance costs.
This order confirms the successful partnership by Hengan and ANDRITZ that started in 1998 when Hengan bought its first ANDRITZ tissue machine for the mill in Changde city. In the meantime, Hengan has thirteen ANDRITZ tissue machines in operation, with the four new ones being scheduled to go into operation as from the fourth quarter of 2021. Mr. Xu Lianjie, CEO of the Hengan Group confirms: “Hengan and ANDRITZ have been working together successfully for more than twenty years. We have succeeded as partners and believe in a promising future because making the best tissue always starts with the best equipment.”
The Hengan Group, founded in 1985, is a leading Chinese manufacturer of household paper grades as well as feminine hygiene and baby care products.