Arkhbum Tissue Group invests to increase capacity

Russia’s Arkhbum Tissue Group has invested in a PrimeLineTM W6-XT tissue machine.

Supplied by Andritz, the line will be installed at its mill in Vorsino and produce high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and kitchen towel grades made of 100% virgin pulp.

Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.

The machine has a design speed of 2,100mpm and a paper width of 5.6m.

According to the supplier, the 16ft Steel Yankee and PrimePress XT shoe press technology enables “a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings and operational flexibility compared to systems operated with conventional presses and cast Yankee dryers”.

Irina Galakhova, executive director, Arkhbum Tissue Group, said: “Our new tissue machine is equipped with a new PrimePress XT shoe press, which provides high productivity and product quality, together with an ANDRITZ Papillon refiner and ShortFlow system.

“These technical and technological characteristics will significantly reduce the consumption of water and steam in the production process and also minimise costs in general.”

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