Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited has contracted Andritz to supply a PrimePress X shoe press for its Banting mill in Malaysia. The shoe press will be installed in the PM26 containerboard machine.
Aug 30, 2023
Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited has placed the ninth order for a PrimePress X shoe press with Andritz for its Best Eternity Recycle Technology mill in Banting, Malaysia. The start-up is planned for the end of 2024.
The newly ordered shoe press will be installed in the PM26 containerboard machine that runs at a design speed of 1,000 mpmin and produces a high-quality testliner of 70 – 160 gsm basis weight. It will replace the existing conventional third nip in the center roll-based concept. Equipped with an ANDRITZ PrimeRoll X and a PrimeRoll HV-Smart anti-deflection roll as well as an Impulse grooved shoe press belt, it will raise the line load to 1,250 N/mm and further increase the off-press dryness of the paper web. This will result in significant energy savings, improved machine runnability especially at lower basis weights, and enhanced final paper strength properties.
This repeat order further strengthens the very close and successful cooperation between Lee & Man and ANDRITZ. Three PrimePress X shoe presses, installed in 2020, 2021, and 2022, are already operating at the Banting mill, with two recently ordered ones scheduled to start up during the next few months. Another three shoe presses from ANDRITZ have been in operation at Lee & Man’s Dongguan mill in China for several years.