Carta Fabril starts-up 22ft Steel Yankee

Brazil’s Carta Fabril has started up its PrimeLineST W22 tissue machine, which supplier Andritz said has the world’s largest Steel Yankee dryer.

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 fibre (eucalyptus) as raw material.

The centrepiece of the line is the ANDRITZ Papillon refiner.

Victor Coutinho, Carta Fabril chief executive, said: “We are now proud to have the world’s largest Steel Yankee, which is predicted to enable efficient drying with substantial energy savings.

“Our target is “green production” by minimising energy consumption, liquid and solid waste, effluents, and CO2 emissions.

“The new tissue machine will use 100% renewable energy generated from biomass and converted into steam.

‘The project presents a very good example of environmental, economic, and social sustainability.”

Carta Fabril ranks among the leading players in the Brazilian tissue market.

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