Andritz starts up tissue machine with the world’s largest steel Yankee dryer in Brazil

Posted February 13, 2018
International technology Group Andritz has successfully started up the PrimeLineST W22 tissue machine with steel yankee dryer and steam-heated hood delivered to Carta Fabril, for its mill in Anápolis, Brazil.

Due to the outstanding and short commissioning period, paper production on the new tissue machine started well ahead of schedule.
The PrimeDry Steel Yankee delivered by Andritz has a diameter of 22 ft. and thus is the largest in the world for tissue applications. The combination with the steam-heated hood enables highly efficient drying with substantial energy savings compared with conventional drying sections with cast Yankee dryers and gas-heated-hoods.

The Andritz PrimeLineST W22 has a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a width of 5.55 m. It will produce tissue with grammage of 15 g/m2 that is used for two-ply toilet paper.The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation plant and approach flow system, which processes 100% short fiber (eucalyptus) as raw material. The centerpiece of the line is the ANDRITZ Papillon refiner, which treats fibers gently in the cylindrical refining zone in order to achieve superior fiber properties at low energy consumption.

Carta Fabril ranks among the key players in the Brazilian tissue business, covering the complete product range for tissue.

Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard.



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