First paper on reel at Xuong Giang Paper’s second Andritz-supplied tissue line. L-r: Tran Xuan Nam, Deputy General Director of Xuong Giang Paper, Director of Xuong Giang Paper Factory; Ha Ngoc Hoa, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Xuong Giang Paper; Ngo Van Khanh, General Director of Xuong Giang Paper, Chairman of the Board of Directors; Ji Haihong, Andritz Project Manager; Xie Hui, Andritz Vice Director Project Execution Automation; Chen Zhijian, Andritz Deputy Process and Plant Engineering Director

Vietnam’s Xuong Giang Paper has started up its second Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue line at its plant in Song Khê – Nội Hoàng Industry Park, Bắc Giang Province.

With this new line Xuong Giang Paper’s tissue capacity will reach 72,000tpy.

Andritz supplied the first PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 to the company in 2020.

Both machines process virgin pulp to produce high-quality facial, toilet and towel paper with a speed of 1,300 m/min and a paper width of 2.85m.

It is equipped with a 12-ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee with a steam-heated hood ensuring highly efficient drying and energy cost savings.

Tran Xuan Nam, Mill Director, Xuong Giang Paper, said: “We are proud to be able to continue and expand our strategy of sustainable high-quality tissue production.

“Especially the HC refining system and the Steel Yankee with the steam-heated hood make a difference in terms of fibre quality and energy efficiency.”

The stock preparation plant is split into separate systems for short and long fibres with high-consistency (HC) refining, which Andritz said will achieve “better fibre quality in terms of strength, softness and absorbency compared to conventional low-consistency systems.”