ANDRITZ’s energy-efficient tissue machine starts production at Africaine Paper Mills in Algeria

ANDRITZ’s energy-efficient tissue machine starts production at Africaine Paper Mills in Algeria

GRAZ, 12-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ starts up the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line, including stock preparation, delivered to Africaine Paper Mills (APM) in Algeria.

The ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes as well as toilet and towel paper grades. The machine has a design speed of 2,100 m/min and is equipped with the latest ANDRITZ shoe press technology PrimePress XT Evo. The energy-efficient tissue machine has improved dewatering, reduced need for thermal drying, the shoe press minimizes energy consumption and the 16 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee enables a high drying capacity.

Fitted with fibreSolve FSV pulper with innovative rotor, well-proven TwinFlo double-disc refiners as well as ModuScreen HBE headbox screens for the approach flow system makes its stock preparation system extremely energy efficient. Fiber recovery and broke handling are also part of the scope of supply.

Ziad Haffar, General Manager, Africaine Paper Mills (APM), said: “Start-up of the mill was a great success, and the collaboration with ANDRITZ was very good. It is the first tissue machine for APM, and we are proud to announce the first paper on reel. For us, good paper quality combined with energy-efficiency is of utmost importance. The combination of a steel Yankee and a shoe press enables efficient drying with substantial energy savings.”

ANDRITZ again confirms strong position as one of the global market leaders in the tissue industry and as supplier for complete tissue production lines, key components, and services with the successful start-up the tissue production line or Africaine Paper Mills.

Africaine Paper Mills’ expansion plans include paper mills in several countries belonging to the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region.

For press information:

Michael Buchbauer
HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

SOURCE: ANDRITZ

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