International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine, including stock preparation, re-evaporation plant, hall-ventilation, automation, and electrification, at Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Vorsino (Kaluga region), Russia.
The ANDRITZ tissue machine – with a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a paper width of 5.6 m – produces high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and kitchen towel grades made of 100% virgin pulp. The combination of a 16 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee and the latest PrimePress XT Evo shoe press technology enables a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings and operational flexibility compared to systems with conventional presses and cast Yankee dryers. The re-evaporation system that feeds energy back to the production process enables additional savings.
The scope of supply also included stock preparation with an approach flow system. The centerpiece of the stock preparation line is the ANDRITZ Papillon refiner, which treats fibers gently in the cylindrical refining zone in order to achieve superior fiber properties at low energy consumption. ANDRITZ also provided process pumps, piping, instrumentation, electrification and automation as well as on-site services.
This successful start-up confirms ANDRITZ’s strong position as one of the global market leaders for supply of complete tissue production lines, key components, and services.