April 10, 2013
Shandong Sun Paper, China places an order with Andritz to supply two tissue machines with steel yankees for the production of high quality facial and toilet paper. The machines will be installed at the Yanzhou mill, Shandong province. The first machine is scheduled to start up in May 2014 and the second at the beginning of 2015. With these orders, Shandong Sun Paper, a globally leading pulp and paper producer, is entering the tissue business.
The new PrimeLine W8 tissue machines are designed for speeds of 2,000 m/min, with a paper width of 5.62 m. Each machine will be equipped with a PrimeFlow two-layer headbox including dilution control, a PrimeDry Steel Yankee with a diameter of 18 feet, and a PrimeDry re-evaporation heat recovery system. The scope of supply also includes a stock preparation plant and the automation system with DCS and QCS.
According to Mr. Ying Guangdong, Vice President & Chief Engineer of Shandong Sun Paper, this investment is part of an expansion program to become one of the five largest tissue producers in China within the next 10 years.