International technology group ANDRITZ recently received the Final Acceptance Certificate for the upgrade of two ANDRITZ P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) fiberlines delivered to APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper, Guangxi Province, China.
The fiberlines – originally supplied by ANDRITZ in 2010 and the first mechanical pulping systems ever supplied to APP – were rebuilt to expand the aggregate capacity significantly and thus meet the considerably raised mechanical pulp demand resulting from the customer’s new board production line.
The project comprised the rebuild of the chip pre-treatment system for optimum chemical impregnation and the upgrade of the existing high-consistency (HC) refining stages with advanced feeding systems to ensure high capacity and even feeding. A new fiber-steam separation stage contributes to energy-efficiency by maximum steam recovery and low fiber losses in the steam.
The successful start-up was managed by the mill staff, supported by experienced engineers from ANDRITZ China on site as well as with the remote support from ANDRITZ experts in Europe.
Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper was established in 2003 and is part of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a leading global player in the production of a broad range of tissue, packaging, and paper products.
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. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,400 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
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 maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, panelboard (MDF) production systems, as well as recycling and shredding solutions for numerous 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.