Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing orders ninth PrimePress X shoe press from Andritz for PM26 containerboard machine at Best Eternity Recycle Technology mill in Banting, Malaysia, to help save energy, further improve paper quality; start-up set for end of 2024

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August 30, 2023 (press release) –


International technology group 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.

This repeat order further strengthens the very close and successful cooperation between Lee & Man and ANDRITZ. 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. The group runs five paper mills and one pulp mill in China as well as several production bases in Vietnam, Malaysia and other countries.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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