Guizhou Chitianhua starts-up 20-foot Steel Yankee

China’s Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry has started up one of the world’s largest Steel Yankees at its Chishui, Guizhou Province-based site.

Supplier Andritz said the PrimeLineST tissue machine is unique in the Asian market as it combines a high-performance Yankee with a steam-heated hood.

It has a design speed of 2,000m/min and a paper width of 5.6m and will produce high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and paper tissues based on bamboo furnish.

The Yankee is made entirely of steel, and with a diameter of 20 feet it is said to be amongst the largest in the world.

Andritz said it enables a high drying capacity and because it uses steam it achieves cost savings compared to systems operated with gas.

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