April 2013
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Andritz Delivers World’s Largest Welded Steel Yankee for New Machine in Austria

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Andritz, Graz, Germany, has delivered the world’s largest, high-precision steel yankee dyer to the Zellstoff Pöls AG mill in Austria. The PrimeDry steel yankee (6.7 meter dia., weight 150 metric tons) was manufactured in two parts for transport purposes. The yankee is made entirely of steel, providing higher performance and enhanced safety compared with a cast iron yankee, Andritz notes. It is currently being assembled and welded, and will be lifted into the machine room this June with a 600 metric ton crane.

Andritz is supplying a PrimeLine paper machine to Zellstoff Pöls for the production of specialty paper. The new 5.4 meter wide machine, with a capacity of 80,000 metric tpy and a design speed of up to 1,000 meters per minute, will produce very high-strength paper grades used for shopping bags, high-grade medical packaging, and food packaging. Andritz’s scope of supply includes the stock preparation plant, an approach flow system, the complete fourdrinier paper machine, a calender, and the automation systems. Startup is scheduled for the end of this year.

 With this investment, Zellstoff Pöls—the largest manufacturer of high-quality, ECF bleached kraft pulp using softwoods from central and southeast Europe—is extending its existing paper production capacity. The total investment amounts to EUR 115 million.



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