International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeDry Steel Yankee (diameter: 3.7 m; shell length: 4.3 m) supplied to Doh-Ei Paper, Japan. At its Hokkaido mill, Doh-Ei produces 4,500 t/a of facial tissue and 14,500 t/a of toilet tissue from 100% recycled paper.
In June 2011, Doh-Ei commissioned ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER to upgrade its drying line. In addition to increasing production and improving the runnability of the tissue machine, this investment was also was made to reduce energy costs – a particularly important criterion due to the sharp rise in oil and gas prices. “Steel is a highly heat-conductive material. Following the installation of the ANDRITZ PrimeDry Steel Yankee, the energy efficiency and production output of our mill will be very high,” says Mr. Masashi Kobayashi, President of Doh-Ei.
With this successful start-up of Japan’s first Steel Yankee, ANDRITZ has confirmed its position as one of the leading global suppliers of such technology for the tissue, board, and paper industries.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is one of the leading global suppliers of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films.The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges.Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.
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