International technology group Andritz has received an order from Xianhe Co., Ltd., in Hubei Province, China, for the supply of VIB moisturizing technology for two new paper machines. The plants will supply 300 t/day décor paper with a machine speed of 1,000 m/min and a paper width of 3,860 mm. The equipment installation is expected to be completed during the second half of 2023.
The air water spray will be installed below the last cooling cylinder to increase the paper moisture up to 3.5% with a 2-sigma value below 0.1%. The VIB MoistureTech will be installed before the machine calender to ensure highest paper quality standards. Precise steam application and the unique design comprising dwell zone provide best paper parameters for efficient calendering. The VIB MoistureTech is not only used for decor paper but also for conditioning and curl control on laminated grades and silicone papers.
The scope of supply also comprised spray boom with 80 nozzles, air and water supply, edge trim control, VIB MoistureTech with 2 x 30 zones, steam supply including desuperheater system as well as the corresponding CD control hard- and software and control cabinets. Andritz will execute installation supervision, start up and performance optimization.
During the last decade, Andritz has already supplied VIB technology successfully for several paper machines of Xianhe Group.