ANDRITZ’s PrimeDry Hood E Offers Flexible Heating Choices for Sustainable Tissue Production

The new PrimeDry Hood E electrically heated hood for tissue machines © ANDRITZ

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has launched a new drying hood, called the PrimeDry Hood E, that features electric heating elements to replace fossil fuel-based systems used in tissue machines. The new hood offers up to a 70% reduction in carbon emissions and up to a 4% increase in energy efficiency, leading to higher production rates compared to conventional systems. The hood can achieve air temperatures of up to 450°C, and is available as a hybrid model that combines electric and natural gas heating elements for greater flexibility in heating choices. ANDRITZ provides a range of products and services designed to reduce environmental impact without compromising quality. An order for the PrimeDry Hood E has already been placed and start-up is expected by the end of the year.

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 20-Mar-2023 — /EuropaWire/ —  ANDRITZ (VIE: ANDR), an international technology group based in Austria, announces that it has launched a groundbreaking new drying hood designed to help tissue machine operators reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and achieve their sustainability targets. The ANDRITZ PrimeDry Hood E features electric heating elements that replace gas-heated systems, resulting in up to a 70% reduction in carbon emissions. This innovative technology also increases energy efficiency by up to 4%, delivering higher production rates compared to conventional systems.

We developed the new hood in close cooperation with customers. It perfectly matches today’s need for sustainable and especially CO2 reduced high-quality tissue production. Having received the first order right after the market launch is the best proof that we are meeting our customers’ needs,” says George Nowakowski, Vice President Tissue Drying, ANDRITZ Canada.

The PrimeDry Hood E can achieve air temperatures of up to 450°C, offering significant advantages over steam-heated systems. What’s more, the hood can be configured as a hybrid model that combines electric air heating elements with natural gas burners, giving customers the flexibility to choose the most suitable mode of heating based on energy prices and availability.

ANDRITZ is committed to providing customers with products and services that reduce environmental impact without compromising on quality. Its comprehensive range of offerings covers every aspect of tissue production, from fiber preparation to the tissue machine, including fabrics, rolls, pumps, automation, and services.

An order for the PrimeDry Hood E has already been placed, with start-up scheduled for the end of this year. To learn more about ANDRITZ’s sustainable tissue production solutions, visit

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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 29,100 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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