ANDRITZ successfully starts up tissue production line delivered to Xuong Giang Paper Mill, Vietnam

ANDRITZ has successfully started up the tissue production line delivered to Xuong Giang Paper Mill, Vietnam, a subsidiary company of Bac Giang Import Export JSC.

The PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine has a design speed of 1,300 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 m, processing virgin pulp as raw material to produce high-quality facial and toilet tissue as well as napkins. It is equipped with a 12-ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee – manufactured at the ANDRITZ Steel Yankee Business Center in Foshan, China – with a steam-heated hood to ensure highly efficient drying and substantial energy cost savings compared to operations with a cast-iron Yankee and gas-heated hood.

The scope of supply also includes the stock preparation plant, which processes short and long fibers in separate systems, the approach flow system, fiber recovery and broke handling equipment, and pumps. The press felts supplied by ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls in Geelong, Australia, enable stable and trouble-free operation with a high-quality end product. The complete line is equipped with an ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation package and a multi-motor drive system.

Thanks to the excellent cooperation between Xuong Giang and ANDRITZ China, the tissue production line went into operation smoothly despite the very challenging conditions caused by COVID-19.

Tran Xuan Nam, Deputy General Director, Xuong Giang Paper Mill, comments: “Thanks to the great support we received from ANDRITZ, our production line went into operation successfully and according to the time schedule. ANDRITZ supplied advanced technology, highly-efficient equipment, and professional service – this is why we are looking forward to a long-term partnership.”

This order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong market position as one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems to the Asian tissue industry as well as ANDRITZ’s expertise specifically in resource-saving components for tissue production like steel Yankees and steam-heated hoods. With three tissue machines successfully in operation in Vietnam, ANDRITZ is further strengthening its presence there.