Andritz has received the ninth order for a PrimePress X shoe press from Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd., China. It will help to save energy and further improve paper quality at the company's Best Eternity Recycle Technology mill in Banting, Malaysia. Start-up is planned for end of 2024.
The newly ordered shoe press will be installed in the PM26 containerboard machine that runs at a design speed of 1,000 m/min and produces high-quality Testliner of 70 - 160 gsm basis weight. The PrimePress X shoe press will replace the existing conventional third nip in the center roll-based concept.
Equipped with an Andritz PrimeRoll X and a PrimeRoll HV-Smart anti-deflection roll as well as an Impulse grooved shoe press belt, it will raise the line load to 1,250 N/mm and further increase the off-press dryness of the paper web. This will result in significant energy savings, improved machine runnability especially at lower basis weights, and enhanced final paper strength properties.
Three PrimePress X shoe presses, installed in 2020, 2021 and 2022, are already operating at the Banting mill, with two recently ordered ones scheduled to start up during the next few months. Another three shoe presses from Andritz have been in operation at Lee & Man's Dongguan mill in China for several years.
Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper produces linerboards and corrugating medium for various industrial packaging purposes.