Tissue Pilot Plant – One Machine, Various Configurations
The ANDRITZ PrimeLineTIAC Tissue Innovation and Application Center, in Graz, Austria, comprises a complete, state-of-the-art tissue production line, including laboratory facilities for tests and trials to develop new products and processes for the tissue industry. It is available to tissue producers and suppliers, research and development companies, and universities.
The pilot tissue machine at the ANDRITZ Tissue Innovation and Application Center (TIAC) is, unlike any other in the world, offering the utmost flexibility: Dry-creped tissue can be produced on a vertical CrescentFormer with either a suction roll or shoe press (the PrimePress XT Evo, the latest shoe press technology available). Textured tissue can be produced by a new, patented Textured Module. For structured tissue, wet molding creates a 3D arrangement of the fibers that is preserved by means of Through-Air Drying (TAD), and Advanced TAD. The machine can be configured with different TAD arrangements to investigate impacts on energy consumption.
The PrimeLineTIAC has already proven to be a birthplace of new products and processes. A place were not only tissue producers, but also suppliers and R&D institutes can come to fine-tune their products.