Successful start-up of ANDRITZ Papillon refiner at Sofidel, UK
International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a Papillon refiner for Sofidel in Lancaster, UK. The new LC-refiner is part of a major upgrade project of the stock preparation equipment and tissue machine at Sofidel’s mill in Lancaster.
The aim of Sofidel‘s upgrade project was to increase the production capacity of the tissue production line and to improve the final product quality. Both ANDRITZ’ many years of experience in LC-refining and the very short delivery time of just seven weeks were decisive for Sofidel in placing the order with ANDRITZ. The new machine is the fourth Papillon refiner installed in the Sofidel Group.
About the ANDRITZ Papillon cylindrical refiner
The ANDRITZ Papillon cylindrical refiner has been successful on the market for 15 years and has proven its fiber development capability in tissue production lines as well as in specialty paper applications. The proven advantages of the ANDRITZ Papillon refiner concept are:
– Improved fiber development when compared with conventional refiners
– Enhanced paper properties and reduced energy consumption for the papermaking process
– Reduction of over 40% in no-load power consumption compared to similar-sized conventional refiners