Astrabel has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 TM to be installed at its Belišće plant in Croatia.
Start-up is expected in 2023 and the turn-key project includes stock preparation, a tissue machine with air systems and rewinder, complete electrification, automation and pumps.
The TM has a design speed of 1,300m/min and will produce a paper web that is 2.85m wide. It is equipped with a 15ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee and a PrimeDry Hood COMBO.
The stock preparation plant will be equipped with a FibreSolve FSV pulper for energy-efficient bale pulping as well as HD cleaning, deflaking, TwinFlo disc refining and headbox screening machinery in the approach flow system.
Astrabel is a newly formed company located in Belišće, Croatia.
It will produce and sell jumbo tissue reels to tissue converters in Croatia and the region to meet the growing tissue paper demand from toilet paper, napkins and kitchen roll manufacturers.