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International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the rebuilt PM2 kraftliner paper machine for Cartiera Giacosa S.p.A. at their mill in Front Canavese, Italy, and has received a follow-up order to further improve its performance.

The PM2 has a design speed of 400 m/min and a working width of 3 m. It produces kraftliner in the range of 170 to 225 gsm for laminated sheets used in furniture applications.

The first rebuild was aimed at reducing the specific energy consumption in the press and drying sections to obtain a smaller CO2 footprint. Due to the replacement of the 2nd and 3rd press with a new long-nip press, the dryness content has been increased by 2.5% and the length of the press section has been reduced substantially. The press is equipped with roll covers and paper machine clothing supplied by ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls, offering superior properties.

The space saved was used for two additional new dryers of the type PrimeDry Steel providing important steam and specific energy savings of up to 12% as well as cost-efficient production.

  PrimeFlow AT (Accelerating Tube) headbox at the ANDRITZ workshop in Graz, Austria © ANDRITZ PrimeFlow AT (Accelerating Tube) headbox at the ANDRITZ workshop in Graz, Austria © ANDRITZ

Marco Roscio, CEO of Cartiera Giacosa, says: “Thanks to this successful rebuild we can now produce our kraftliner more efficiently and more sustainably. We recognized that our PM2 offers further potential for improvement, especially in terms of better quality and better profiles – so no wonder that we partnered again with ANDRITZ.”

The follow-up order – for the rebuild of the wire section – includes a new PrimeScreen X for the approach flow system with fan pumps as well as a new PrimeFlow AT headbox with the latest state-of-the-art dilution water CD profiling for better high-end product quality. This type of headbox was specifically developed to maximize the paper formation with controlled turbulence, using the “Accelerating Tubes” concept. A new mechanical drive for the entire PM2 will improve the machine’s overall efficiency and the consistency of the paper quality.

Cartiera Giacosa was established in 1961 and specializes in the production of decorative paper and kraft paper for laminated plastic, mainly used in furniture.

ANDRITZ GROUP
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 26,800 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.

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Chinese pulp and paper producer Liansheng Pulp & Paper to supply the most value-adding and resource-saving technologies for a new pulp mill in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China.

ANDRITZ will supply state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly technologies for all main process islands in the fiber production and the chemical recovery plant, thus strongly supporting Liansheng Pulp & Paper in reaching its sustainability and financial goals. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2024.

  Strong business partners: Thomas Schmitz, president of ANDRITZ China (left), and Chen Jiayu, Chairman and main owner of Liansheng © ANDRITZ Strong business partners: Thomas Schmitz, president of ANDRITZ China (left), and Chen Jiayu, Chairman and main owner of Liansheng © ANDRITZ

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes the following: 

  • Chip handling plant consisting of eight 360° stacker reclaimer chip storage and chip screening systems from ANDRITZ. The chip handling plant will serve both the chemical and mechanical pulping lines of the mill. The stacker reclaimers supplied by ANDRITZ will have a capacity of 387,000 m3 each and are the largest in the world. They will operate according to the FIFO (first in, first out) principle to blend and homogenize the chips upstream of the fiberline. The delivery includes also screw reclaimers for the biomass store.
  • The complete fiberline fully equipped with Compact Press wash press technology, providing brightness of more than 91% ISO. The delivery includes state-of-the-art LoSolids continuous cooking, screening, brown stock and post-oxygen washing equipment with Compact Presses as well as a two-stage oxygen delignification and a four-stage ECF bleaching plant with Compact Presses. The wide range of ANDRITZ washer technologies ensures highly environmentally compatible performance tailored to the customer’s needs. 
  • Two screening systems for the pulp drying line and for the wet lap and paper machines. An energy-efficient black liquor evaporation plant to concentrate liquor up to 85% DS (w/o ash) in a tailor-made process solution resulting in high availability and an increase in the overall production and efficiency of the plant. ANDRITZ’s easy-to-clean lamella heating surfaces ensure high availability and easy operation of the plant. 
  • Ash re-crystallization (ARC) system to treat the ash from the electrostatic precipitator by decreasing the chloride and potassium content while recovering sodium and sulfate. The ARC process from ANDRITZ is based on evaporative crystallization using the economical mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) technology as the heat source. ANDRITZ has delivered several ARC systems for various pulp mills in China in recent years.
  • The largest HERB recovery boiler in China, with steam values of 515°C and 105 bar(g) at the turbine, featuring energy-efficient flue gas cooling and feed water preheating technologies to maximize steam for power generation. The state-of-the-art HERB recovery boiler is designed for long operating periods based on high cleanability. 
  • A complete white liquor plant with gasification system, enabling fossil-free operation of the lime kilns with an optimized pulp mill carbon footprint. The new recausticizing plant includes an efficient green liquor handling system with three LimeGreen filters for green liquor filtration and two centrifuges for handling of dregs – producing clean green liquor and minimizing waste to landfill. This new, single lime kiln plant will be the world’s largest in terms of capacity and is equipped with ANDRITZ’s LimeFlash-H feed head system. LimeFlash-H is a new feed end technology for maximizing lime kiln efficiency, focusing mainly on boosting the capacity of lime kilns at the same time as reducing the energy consumption. 

    The biomass gasification plant will be the largest of its kind worldwide feeding a lime kiln burner. The supply includes the CFB gasification plant with biomass and ash handling systems and a belt dryer. The biomass feed will be a mixture of eucalyptus and acacia chips and bark. 
  • Mill-wide incineration system for non-condensable gases (NCG). The incineration system enables safe and environmentally friendly treatment of all types of diluted or concentrated malodorous and toxic gases, thus meeting the strictest environmental and social requirements. The NCG incineration system is based on the A-Recovery+ concept from ANDRITZ, which focuses on using the side streams in the recovery cycle. 
  • Two Stirox (WLOx) systems. The Stirox system from ANDRITZ has a higher reaction efficiency to preserve the chemical balance of the mill.

ANDRITZ GROUP
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 26,800 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.

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The PM10 at Laakirchen Papier AG, part of the Heinzel Group, Austria, that was rebuilt by ANDRITZ has become the world’s fastest converted containerboard production machine with speeds of up to 1,420 m/min at a basis weight ranging from 80 to 140 g/m².

Over the last few years, ANDRITZ converted the PM10 from production of SC paper to a fluting and testliner machine. The scope of supply comprised the stock preparation section, a comprehensive rebuild of the paper machine, and the complete automation.

The time scheduled for the rebuild work was twelve weeks only. ANDRITZ successfully coped with this challenge at the same time allowing PM11 to continue running alongside the rebuild work. PM10 produced saleable containerboard from the very first reel on.

Outstanding performance with ANDRITZ board technology at Laakirchen Papier, Austria © ANDRITZ Outstanding performance with ANDRITZ board technology at Laakirchen Papier, Austria © ANDRITZ

Jan Reibert, Production Manager PM10 of Laakirchen Papier, explains: “Per today, PM10 produces lightweight containerboard here in Laakirchen at record speeds. And we have an ace up in our sleeve: there is still potential for further increases in performance. The next step is the upgrade by ANDRITZ of the ropeless tail threading system in the double-tier part of the after-dryer section to reduce threading time when compared to the market standard.”

The international Heinzel Group, the largest independent, non-integrated containerboard producer in Europe, and ANDRITZ have a long and successful business relationship. Apart from the conversion of the PM10 at Laakirchen, ANDRITZ has delivered and successfully started up Europe’slargest new MG paper machines (PM3 and PM2) at Zellstoff Pöls, Austria.

ANDRITZ GROUP
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 26,800 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.

 

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Italian Burgo Group to rebuild the press section of its PM2, a test liner/white top liner machine, at the Avezzano mill, Italy. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023. The new press section has a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a width of 5.32 m at the pope reel.

The aim of the rebuild is to significantly increase the dryness content after the press – while also saving energy – and to improve other paper properties. This new press section will enable Burgo to achieve a remarkable reduction in steam and specific energy consumption, resulting in a smaller CO2 footprint.

Jani Hakola, Burgo, Technology and Investments; Alberto Sorge, Burgo, Operations; Gerald Steiner and Mario Bernasconi, ANDRITZ Paper and Board “Photo: ANDRITZ”.Jani Hakola, Burgo, Technology and Investments; Alberto Sorge, Burgo, Operations; Gerald Steiner and Mario Bernasconi, ANDRITZ Paper and Board “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

The scope of supply includes a new PrimePress X shoe press for the 4th nip, with a line load of 1,450 kN/m. With this type of shoe press, highest dry content levels are possible compared to the market standard. In addition, the runnability of the machine will be improved.

Over the past years, ANDRITZ has supplied various equipment items and services to Burgo, for example the conversion of its PM2 from graphic paper to containerboard grades, which also included the delivery of a new stock preparation line and a new top wire. This latest order once again confirms the long-term, successful relationship between the two companies.

With this rebuild, the Burgo Group is strengthening its ambition to constantly reduce energy consumption – one of the goals defined in the group’s sustainability strategy.

ANDRITZ GROUP

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 26,800 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.

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International technology group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative technologies for sustainable tissue production at Tissue World Miami, booth #B20, USA, from March 16 to 18, 2022.

ANDRITZ experts will hold conference speeches at the fair with focus on the following topics:

  • First-time use of bio-syngas for drying in the paper industry at Sofidel Sweden (Kisa plant) – presentation together with University of Pisa as technology partner.
  • Production of premium tissue grades with innovative TAD (Through-Air Dried) technology with focus on energy savings and cost-efficiency.
  • Latest steel Yankee technologies and value-added services for enhanced tissue quality with economical use of resources, and high impact on tissue quality. ANDRITZ’s steel Yankees are real giants with up to 26 ft. in diameter that enable energy-efficient drying with 8-10% better machine performance compared to cast-iron Yankees.

ANDRITZ will present its latest innovations for steel Yankees and  TAD tissue production at Tissue World Miami 2022 (booth no. B20)ANDRITZ will present its latest innovations for steel Yankees and TAD tissue production at Tissue World Miami 2022 (booth no. B20)

ANDRITZ is looking forward to meeting you at Tissue World Miami!
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ANDRITZ GROUP

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 26,800 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.

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International technology group ANDRITZ will deliver drying, air and energy technology to Essity’s professional hygiene business for its PM3 and PM4 tissue machines at its mill in Menasha, Wisconsin, USA.

Start-ups are estimated for the end of 2022.

The ANDRITZ equipment enables sustainable and resource- saving production and includes:

  • PrimeDry Hood HT (high-temperature) and air systems for PM3 – the ANDRITZ hoods for PM4 and PM15 were recently started up successfully.  
  • an 18 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee for PM4, with head insulation for energy efficiency and ANDRITZ’s own metallization – PrimeCoat Stratos – to provide greater hardness and extended Yankee lifetime.

  Workshop view: PrimeDry Hood technology to improve heat-transfer efficiency and optimize drying. © ANDRITZ Workshop view: PrimeDry Hood technology to improve heat-transfer efficiency and optimize drying. © ANDRITZ

The ANDRITZ drying equipment will enable tissue machines at the Menasha mill to operate at speeds of up to 2,000 m/min with products for a wide range of basis weights. The scope of supply includes installation advisory services, start-up, commissioning, and training.

Mark Phiscator, Engineering Service Director of Essity North America, explains: “Our ambition is clear: We aim to innovate and implement new and improved production solutions with a smaller environmental footprint. And we expect the same from our suppliers. This is why we chose to work with ANDRITZ for the upgrade of our two tissue machines. We’ve worked together with the ANDRITZ tissue team in Montreal for a long time and really appreciate their expertise.”

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that conducts sales in approximately 150 countries and sells professional hygiene products under the globally leading Tork® brand. This order once again confirms the excellent business relationship between ANDRITZ and Essity.

ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
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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International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete OCC line delivered on EPS (Engineering, Procurement, Supervision) basis to SCGP’s subsidiary, United Pulp and Paper Co., Inc. (UPPC) for its mill in Bulacan, the Philippines.

The stock preparation system features an ANDRITZ pulping system comprising a FibreSolve FSR pulper with FibreGuard detrashing system to provide top performance, even when handling highly contaminated furnish. Fractionators and fine screens are equipped with innovative PrimeRotors for excellent removal of stickies with lower energy consumption than conventional rotor types.

The new OCC line has a design capacity of 870 admt/d and processes OCC (Old Corrugated Container) and mixed wastepaper as raw material to produce corrugated medium. Detailed engineering and supply of all auxiliaries for the line were also part of the scope. 

Successful start-up of the OCC line at UPPC, the Philippines “Photo: ANDRITZ”Successful start-up of the OCC line at UPPC, the Philippines “Photo: ANDRITZ”

Pornchai Kumpeesirivutikul, Project Manager, United Pulp and Paper Co., Inc., says: Despite the pandemic, our new line was started up successfully. ANDRITZ supervised the installation remotely and managed to support the start-up on site – this worked exceptionally well! We are absolutely convinced that we will achieve our profitability and sustainability goals in the very near future.”

SCGP is a leading multinational provider of top-quality consumer packaging solutions and is well known for its innovative and sustainable offerings such as fiber-based packaging, performance and polymer packaging (PPP) and foodservice packaging, as well as various pulp and paper products. SCGP operates production sites in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, UK, and Spain.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from ICT Poland to deliver two heat recovery chains for the PM12 and PM14 tissue machines at its mill in Kostrzyn.

Start-up is scheduled for 2022.

  The PrimeDry YES Yankee Ecosteam system by ANDRITZ Novimpianti enables remarkable energy savings. © ANDRITZ The PrimeDry YES Yankee Ecosteam system by ANDRITZ Novimpianti enables remarkable energy savings. © ANDRITZThe heat recovery chains will be supplied by ANDRITZ Novimpianti and include a PrimeDry YES Yankee Ecosteam system that produces high-pressure steam by utilizing exhaust air from the Yankee hood. This steam is used directly as motive steam for the Yankee, thus reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions.

With a capacity of about 620,000 t/a, ICT numbers among Europe’s leading tissue producers. ICT and ANDRITZ partnered for the first time in 2001 when ANDRITZ successfully installed the PM 11 tissue production line at ICT Poland in Kostrzyn. This was followed by several conjoint projects in Europe.

This order once again confirms the expertise of ANDRITZ Novimpianti in sustainable drying technology. Last year, the company installed a PrimeDry YES for the first time at ICT in Piano di Coreglia, Italy.

ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
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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International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the new ANDRITZ A-ConApex™ cooking system supplied to the Altri Group’s Celbi eucalyptus pulp mill in Leirosa, Portugal.

  The A-ConApex™ continuous cooking technology for fines, rejects and non-wood materials is an optimized cooking solution developed by ANDRITZ. The first of its kind cooking system was integrated into the existing ANDRITZ Lo-Solids Cooking process at Altri Celbi pulp mill in Leirosa, Portugal. © ANDRITZ The A-ConApex™ continuous cooking technology for fines, rejects and non-wood materials is an optimized cooking solution developed by ANDRITZ. The first of its kind cooking system was integrated into the existing ANDRITZ Lo-Solids Cooking process at Altri Celbi pulp mill in Leirosa, Portugal. © ANDRITZ The A-ConApex™ continuous cooking technology for fines, rejects and non-wood materials is an optimized cooking solution developed by ANDRITZ. It is the first of its kind in the world and can process and utilize almost any type of cellulosic raw material and fines from chip screening and screen room rejects, thus optimizing total use of wood raw materials and maximizing pulp yield. With the new cooking system, Altri is able to increase its daily production at the Leirosa mill by around 2.5% and reduce wastage of wood raw materials.

The new cooking system reached its nominal capacity of 60 admt/d during the first few days in operation and was integrated into the existing ANDRITZ Lo-Solids Cooking process, which was started up in 2017.

Gabriel Sousa, Executive Director for Innovation and Technological Development at Altri, says:

“The project is the culmination of open collaboration efforts between ANDRITZ and Altri, from the initial idea, to development and testing, and on to implementation. This first-of-its-kind technology has also been made possible by the joint contributions from multidisciplinary teams at Altri and Celbi, covering innovation, engineering, operations and laboratory. Successful implementation of this project also testifies to the Altri’s group commitment and investment in innovation and continuous improvement.”

Paulo Jordão, Industrial Director at Celbi, says: “This is one of those projects that makes us proud – technologically innovative on a global scale and in keeping with the concept of the circular economy. It combines knowledge, teamwork, continuous improvement and innovation, which are hallmarks of the Altri group in general and Celbi in particular.”

Celbi – a part of the Altri group – is one of the most efficient global producers of cellulosic fiber in Europe, with an annual production capacity of about 800,000 tons. The company is dedicated to the production of cellulosic fiber of high quality, made from eucalyptus and suitable for the production of certain types of paper and cardboard.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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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International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a PrimeFlow AT headbox with dilution control at the Casalino Carta Srl. mill in Rocca Grimalda (Alessandria), Italy.

The aim of the rebuild was to improve the basis weight profiles and formation of the PM1 packaging paper machine, which has a production speed of 305 to 570 m/min and a width of 2.9 m at the pope reel. 

The PrimeFlow AT accelerating tube headbox has uniquely nested trapezoid outlet features – in addition to a rugged design structure – lamellas in the nozzle for turbulence control, and a dilution profiling system with high resolution. This provides excellent jet quality, fiber dispersion and fiber orientation control over a wide range of grades and speeds.

  PrimeFlow AT headbox at the ANDRITZ workshop in Graz, Austria © ANDRITZ PrimeFlow AT headbox at the ANDRITZ workshop in Graz, Austria © ANDRITZ

Giovanni and Alessandro Casalino, owners of Casalino Carta Srl., say: “We want a high-quality end product so that we number among the top European producers of Ecocraft packaging, corrugated medium and MG-creped paper. This is why we opted for the ANDRITZ equipment. We are convinced that the new headbox will help us to meet our targets.”

Casalino Carta Srl. is one of Italy’s leading packaging and creped paper producers (Ecokraft, parent reels of towel paper, fold and roll towels for hygienic, sanitary and household use), and is putting more and more focus on the production of high-quality packaging grades.

ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
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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