The four tissue machines are of the type PrimeLineTM W 2000, with a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a working width of 5.68 m. They are equipped with fully cantilevered shoe presses for gentle dewatering and easy maintenance and 18 ft. steel Yankees with steam-heated hoods for energy-efficient drying.
The new tissue mill will be self-sufficient in steam and electricity consumption for the drying process, making it one of the tissue mills with the smallest CO2 footprint in the world.
ANDRITZ's scope of supply - on EPC basis including civil construction - includes the stock preparation systems that will process slush pulp from Bracell's own pulp mill, rewinders and roll handling, as well as roll covers, machine clothing, shoe press belts, and additionally more than 100 units of high-efficiency process pumps.
All four plants will be equipped with the Metris X integrated distributed control system (DCS), which ensures optimal plant operation. The combination of advanced data analytics, automatic condition monitoring system with Metris Vibe, integrated high-end advanced process controllers (APCs), artificial machine intelligence (AI), the implementation of digital twins and operator training simulators (OTS) support the rapid commissioning and optimal operation of the plants throughout their life cycle. Assistance in maintenance processes completes the package.
The lines will produce household paper, such as toilet paper, napkins, handkerchiefs, towels and facial tissue. Per Lindblom, Executive Vice President, Bracell, says: "Together with ANDRITZ, we recently started up the largest and greenest continuous cooking line in the world for dissolving pulp. When looking for a reliable full-line partner for our tissue business, ANDRITZ immediately came to mind."
Carlos Gallo, Director Tissue Technology and R&D at ANDRITZ, explains: "Repeat orders like this once again confirm the success and customer benefits of our technologies. The four new lines will enable Bracell to produce high-quality tissue in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way."
Bracell SP Celulose Ltda. is part of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group, which manages world-class companies in the resource-based manufacturing industry. Among them is the Chinese tissue producer Asia Symbol, whose three new ANDRITZ tissue production lines will start up in the next few months.