ANDRITZ Tissue Machines Enhance Production at Liansheng Pulp & Paper’s Zhangzhou Mill

Successful start up of the PrimeLine tissue production lines at Liansheng Pulp & Paper © ANDRITZ

(IN BRIEF) Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. has successfully launched two ANDRITZ tissue machines at its mill in Zhangzhou, China. The machines, known as PrimeLineTM W 2000, have a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a working width of 5.65 m. Equipped with energy-saving components, the machines feature 20 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankees and steam-heated hoods. The stock preparation systems utilize Needle Bleached Kraft Pulp (NBKP) and Leaf Bleached Kraft Pulp (LBKP), achieving optimal consistencies and fiber properties. Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Liansheng Paper Group, is focused on environmentally friendly production and is expanding into the household paper sector.

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 24-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ (VIE: ANDR), an international technology group based in Austria, announces that Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. has achieved a successful startup of two ANDRITZ tissue machines, along with stock preparation and automation systems, at its mill located in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China.

The tissue machines, known as PrimeLineTM W 2000, are designed for optimal performance, featuring a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a working width of 5.65 m. These machines are equipped with energy-saving components, including 20 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankees and steam-heated hoods.

The stock preparation systems, utilizing Needle Bleached Kraft Pulp (NBKP) and Leaf Bleached Kraft Pulp (LBKP), incorporate FibreSolve FSV pulpers, a pulp screw press, and HC refiners to achieve consistencies ranging from 25% to 30%, while maintaining excellent fiber properties. The scope of the project also encompasses approach flow systems, efficient broke handling, and a comprehensive fabrics and rolls package, including forming fabrics, press felts, and roll covers, ensuring optimal dewatering performance at high speed.

Established in 2020, Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. serves as a new production base for the Liansheng Paper Group, one of the largest packaging paper manufacturers in Fujian, China. With a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly production, the company entered the household paper production industry to further expand its operations.

Fan Lele, Vice Sales General Manager of Household Paper, Liansheng Pulp & Paper, says: “We were really excited to hold the first tissue in our hands. The tissue quality has been excellent right from the start.”

The successful startup of the ANDRITZ tissue machines marks a significant milestone for Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. as it strengthens its presence in the household paper sector while maintaining a commitment to sustainable and efficient production practices.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,700 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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