ANDRITZ launched: (1) MasterDryTM dryer fabric portfolio and (2) PrimeLineVRT tissue machine.
(1) International technology Group ANDRITZ presents its new “MasterDry™” dryer fabric portfolio based on premium-performance dryer fabric technology.
• World-class performance woven and spiral fabric technology
• For all applications including high-temperature and contamination-prone positions with improved sheet quality and long life
• Best-in-class seam technology for fast installation
• Modernized and expanded global manufacturing capabilities
MasterDry includes best-in-class woven and spiral fabrics specifically designed for the broadest range of applications, from the fastest low-caliper, single-tier positions, for high-temperature positions, and for those positions requiring extreme contamination resistance. It includes specially engineered woven or spiral dryer fabrics to cover an entire paper machine producing paperboard/packaging and graphical papers or also pulp machines, thus providing customers with a very comprehensive suite of high-performance dryer fabric options.
“We will continue to focus on R&D to launch new innovative products and to invest in our plants to become the premier global supplier of the highest quality dryer fabric technology with shortest delivery times,“ says Bill Butterfield, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls.
With the new MasterDry portfolio of dryer fabrics, ANDRITZ once again confirms its position as one of the global market leaders for the supply of innovative fabrics, press felts, and roll technology solutions.
For more information, please visit andritz.com/fabrics-and-rolls.
(2) ANDRITZ launches the new tissue machine PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer – for dry crepe tissue
The PrimeLineVRT features a vertical CrescentFormer in the forming section that enhances dewatering of the fiber web. This enables higher dryness right after the press section and an increase in paper caliper. Depending on the grade and basis weight of the paper produced, between two and four additional percentage points of dryness can be achieved after the press section compared to standard CrescentFormer configurations.
“The advantage of this new technology is that we do not need additional fabrics and fabric loops or any extra space in the basement for installation of the equipment.This results in lower building costs as well as easier operation and maintenance compared to similar technologies on the market,” says Stefano Marenco, Director of PrimeLineTIAC and R&D Tissue at ANDRITZ.
The PrimeLineVRT was developed and extensively tested at the ANDRITZ Tissue Innovation and Application Center in Graz, Austria. With this new technology that is tailormade for significant improvement of dry crepe production, ANDRITZ once again confirms its strong position as one of the global market leaders for the supply of innovative key components used in conventional to ultra-premium grades within the tissue industry.