Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing orders 5th ANDRITZ shoe press to boost energy efficiency


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd., Malaysia, for a PrimePress X shoe press at their mill in Banting, Malaysia.

Start-up is planned for end of 2023.

The newly ordered shoe press will be installed in the PM23 containerboard machine that runs with a design speed of 900 m/min and produces high-quality testliner of basis weights of 110 – 200 gsm. Equipped with an ANDRITZ Impulse grooved shoe press belt, it will replace the conventional first press to boost energy efficiency and dewatering performance. A couple of months ago, ANDRITZ had already received a similar order for Lee & Man’s PM25.

Three PrimePress X shoe presses (PM23, PM25, PM27) installed in 2020, 2021 and 2022 are already in operation. Besides the energy savings, they also offer a significant quality increase.

Chen Liming, Head of Projects Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing, explains: “The performance of our three PrimePress X shoe presses at our Banting mill is excellent. No wonder that we chose ANDRITZ as partner again to supply two additional ones to further reduce specific energy demand and to further improve the machines’ performance. This investment fully contributes to our sustainability strategy.”

Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper manufactures linerboards of various grades and corrugating medium of different specifications used for several 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.


ANDRITZ PrimePress X shoe press