ANDRITZ’s new tissue machine for dry crepe tissue can achieve higher dryness right after the press section

The new VRT technology was developed and intensively tested at the ANDRITZ PrimeLineTIAC tissue pilot plant in Graz, Austria. © ANDRITZ

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, Austria, 28-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ officially launched its new tissue machine for the production of dry crepe tissue — PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer.

The PrimeLineVRT is furnished with a vertical CrescentFormer in the forming section that enhances dewatering of the fiber web. This promotes higher dryness right after the press section and an increase in paper caliper. Compared to standard CrescentFormer configurations, around two or four additional percentage points of dryness can be achieved after the press section, depending on the grade and basis weight of the paper produced.

Stefano Marenco, Director of PrimeLineTIAC and R&D Tissue at ANDRITZ, commented: “The advantage of this new technology is that we do not need additional fabrics and fabric loops or any extra space in the basement for installation of the equipment.This results in lower building costs as well as easier operation and maintenance compared to similar technologies on the market.”

ANDRITZ developed and extensively tested PrimeLineVRT at its Tissue Innovation and Application Center in Graz, Austria. Designed to significantly improve dry crepe production, this new technology again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong position as one of the global market leaders for the supply of innovative key components used in conventional to ultra-premium grades within the tissue industry.

For more information about the PrimeLineVRT, contact us at or visit us at the Tissue World Miami trade show from March 11 to 13, 2020, where you can discuss your next tissue project with our experts at booth no. B15.

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