Northwood Tissue boosts capacity: Andritz will supply a PrimeDry Hood HT to the company’s Chesterfield site

UK-based Northwood Tissue has increased its production capacity after investing in an Andritz-supplied gas-heated PrimeDry Hood HT and air system for a tissue machine rebuild at its mill in Chesterfield.

Andritz’s scope of supply includes installation work, supervision of mechanical installation and commissioning.

Start-up of the turn-key order is planned for the third quarter of 2024.

David Harries, Director at Northwood Tissue, said: “This investment is another milestone in improving carbon footprint and operational efficiencies.”

The supplier added that the installation of the new PrimeDry Hood HT will increase the drying capacity due to an impingement temperature of up to 530°C.

It will also enable a higher heat transfer rate, which Andritz said will result “in considerable energy optimisation per ton of tissue produced.”

Northwood Tissue (Chesterfield) is a member of the Northwood Group.

It produces high-quality tissue grades for Consumer and AfH sectors at its mills in Chesterfield, Disley, and Lancaster, England.

The group has paper making capability in excess of 100,000tpy in the UK and Spain.