Advantage Yankee casted and steel

The heart of Tissue Machine 

More than a century after it was invented, the Yankee is still the heart of the tissue machine. Nothing has surpassed it. Of course, technical development has been extensive. Modern Yankee cylinders are safe and reliable and offer great performance along with energy efficiency. Customer needs have evolved, too, and not all tissue-making is the same.

The world’s only complete range of Yankee solutions

We believe in providing the ability to choose, and therefore we offer both steel and cast-iron Yankee cylinders. And we are the only manufacturer that can do so. We also offer the most complete range of machines and solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacturing.  

The most important benefits of Valmet Advantage Yankee dryers come down to two words: proven and choice. Matched exactly to your needs, rest assured you have top safety, availability, long service life and excellent performance along with simple design, quality materials and high-precision machining and welding. Among our installed machines and Yankee cylinders are found the world’s absolute fastest, most energy efficient and most productive. You can also count on unbeatable process knowledge and support with a worldwide service network. 

In addition to principal requirements from the Yankee, such as safety and drying performance, there are also specific needs for different paper making processes. Conventional processes typically mean wide operating ranges and high pressing loads in combination with demands for uniformity and low vibration levels. Emerging hybrid processes, like the Advantage NTT technology for manufacturing textured tissue, as well as the Advantage ThruAir or TAD process for structured tissue, require the Yankee dryer to function at varying condensing rates, withstand high doctor loads and have a surface susceptible to specialized process chemicals. 


Steel Yankee dryer Cast-iron Yankee dryer


Compare the advantages: steel and cast-iron Yankee dryers 

Drying capacity, energy savings and safety are, of course, important in Yankee selection. 
Yet there are other critical characteristics to consider when choosing a Yankee dryer for the paper machine and process. This comparison chart provides a quick overview to help you get started with defining your needs.