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ANDRITZ successfully starts up complete LC pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard, Portugal

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete continuous low-consistency (LC) pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard, Portugal.

The new ANDRITZ LC pulping system installed features several design upgrades:

  • FibreSolve FSR pulper with advanced rotor design for efficient slushing at lowest fiber loss and highest availability
  • Advanced ANDRITZ TrashTrap for reliable separation and removal of heavy and light rejects early in the process
  • State-of-the-art ragger which allows – in combination with the new pulper rotor design – superior forming, handling and removal of pulper rags.

The scope of supply also comprised a detrashing pump, FibreGuard detrasher, FibreWash Drum, cleaners and a RejectCompactor for further treatment of rejects. ANDRITZ provided the basic engineering as well as the supervision of erection on site and start-up via remote support.

  Complete LC pulping system supplied by ANDRITZ at Papeleira Coreboard © ANDRITZ Complete LC pulping system supplied by ANDRITZ at Papeleira Coreboard © ANDRITZ

Manuel Delgado, Plant Manager, Papeleira Coreboard says: „I´m very proud of our operators who managed the successful start-up despite the challenging circumstances caused by the pandemic. The ANDRITZ team provided excellent remote support from Austria.”

Papeleira Coreboard processes LOCC (Local Old Corrugated Containers) with a line capacity of 300 bdmt/d and a reject content of up to 10% to produce different types of coreboard. The company is part of the Arteche Paper Holding and manufactures paper, pulp and cardboard focusing on 100% recycled paper and cardboard as raw material for its production.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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