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ANDRITZ has received an order from Brazilian pulp producer Suzano to deliver a SulfoLoop concentrated sulfuric acid plant for its new pulp mill that Suzano is building in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo, state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The pulp mill, delivered by ANDRITZ, is in the construction phase with start-up scheduled for the second half of 2024.

  • ANDRITZ sustainable technologies enable production of commercial grade sulfuric acid from the mill’s odorous gases, making the mill self-sufficient in sulfuric acid
  • The plant is part of ANDRITZ’s CircleToZero product portfolio that focuses on eliminating unused side streams, create new added value products and lay a foundation for zero emissions and zero waste production.

The sulfuric acid plant will have the capacity to produce 153 tons of commercial grade (>97%) sulfuric acid per day from the pulp mill’s concentrated odorous gases and elemental sulfur - thus making the mill completely self-sufficient in sulfuric acid and recycling sulfur from the waste streams. The ANDRITZ SulfoLoop solution is based on the Wet-gas Sulfuric Acid (WSA) technology for converting wet, sulfur-rich gases and elemental sulfur into sulfuric acid.

  The ANDRITZ SulfoLoop sulfuric acid plant produces commercial grade, concentrated sulfuric acid © ANDRITZ The ANDRITZ SulfoLoop sulfuric acid plant produces commercial grade, concentrated sulfuric acid © ANDRITZ

The sulfuric acid mill will help the new Suzano mill in Ribas do Rio Pardo to control the sodium and sulfur (Na/S) balance and the sulfidity of the pulp mill. Also, the resource-efficiency of the mill will be improved because less sulfate needs to be discharged due to the optimized Na/S balance. An added advantage is that there is no need for hazardous sulfuric acid transport to the mill, which results in a major reduction in the truck transportation volume. The sulfuric acid plant also meets very strict air emission limits and therefore brings a significant improvement to the overall footprint of the new Suzano plant in Ribas do Rio Pardo.

This order once again confirms the excellent business relationship between ANDRITZ and Suzano. Currently ANDRITZ is in the process of supplying all pulp mill technology and process equipment for the new Suzano plant in Ribas do Rio Pardo. Once completed, the pulp mill will be the world’s largest plant with a single eucalyptus pulp production line.

SulfoLoop sulfuric acid plants are part of the company’s CircleToZero initiative, which includes new technologies aimed at optimizing pulp mill side streams. This global initiative for pulp and paper customers brings together the continuous development and improvement of existing ANDRITZ technology solutions with an ambitious innovation goal for the future: To eliminate unused side streams, create new added-value products, and lay the foundation for zero emissions and zero waste production.

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 27,900 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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Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper, China has successfully started up its tissue production line delivered by ANDRITZ for its mill in Xinhui district, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China.

The complete line order includes the stock preparation system with low-consistency refiners, a PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machine and the automation system. The tissue machine has a speed of 1,900 m/min and a width of 5.65 m and produces high quality tissue in the range of 11 – 42 gsm. It is equipped with a PrimePress XT Evo shoe press, a PrimeDry Steel Yankee and a steam-heated PrimeDry Hood ST to enable energy efficient tissue production.

To speed up the process of production, both ANDRITZ and Asia Symbol’s team collaborated closely and dedicatedly during the whole stage of installation and commissioning. As a result,
the first paper on reel was achieved 16 days ahead of schedule.

Steven Hung Ching Lung, General Manager of Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co., Ltd, says: “With the new TM13 we enter the tissue business. It is essential for our expansion strategy to provide our customers with high-quality tissues that have minimum impact on the environment. We have a vast experience in the production of high-quality printing and writing papers. Now we want to achieve the same success with ANDRITZ in the tissue market.”

  Successful start-up of ANDRITZ tissue production line at Asia Symbol (Guangdong) © ANDRITZ Successful start-up of ANDRITZ tissue production line at Asia Symbol (Guangdong) © ANDRITZ

Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper is a leading manufacturer of printing and writing paper in China. The company is part of the RGE Group, a global player focused on sustainable pulp and paper production.

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 27,900 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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Renewcell has successfully produced its first fiber material with the ADuro textile fiber preparation system from ANDRITZ at its new site in Sundsvall, Sweden. Renewcell applies the process to produce pure dissolving pulp from 100% textile waste. The product is finally transformed by Renewcell’s customers into new garments for the circular clothing industry. The plant in Sundsvall recently reached its Commercial Operation Date (COD) on October 31, 2022.

  • ANDRITZ technology contributes to circular fashion with key solutions for production of pulp made from 100% textile waste
  • ANDRITZ textile fiber preparation system lays the foundation for a pioneering recycling process developed by Renewcell

ANDRITZ installed a complete textile fiber preparation system based on shredding and separation technology. Shredders of the ADuro product line form the technological centerpiece of the system and shred used textiles in only one step, enabling a throughput of up to 60,000 tons of textile waste per year. In the subsequent separation stages, impurities such as buttons and zippers are removed from the shredded textiles.

  Different shredders of the ADuro product line from ANDRITZ © ANDRITZ Different shredders of the ADuro product line from ANDRITZ © ANDRITZ

Since 2016, Renewcell and ANDRITZ have been working together on the development of Renewcell’s textile recycling process at its test plant in Kristinehamn, Sweden, and now also on their first commercial textile recycling plant in Sundsvall.

Renewcell was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012 and specializes in recycling textiles with the vision of making fashion circular. Its recycling technology transforms used cotton and other cellulose fibers into a new raw material called Circulose® pulp. The pulp is used to produce high-quality biodegradable viscose or lyocell textile fibers for the fashion industry.

ANDRITZ focuses on sustainable and state-of-the-art recycling solutions for pre- and post-consumer textile waste usage and collaborates with internationally renowned partners. ANDRITZ has always been a pioneer in providing industrially and economically viable solutions that bring the circular economy to the world of textile fibers. Read more: www.andritz.com/textile-recycling-technologies

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 27,900 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 Lipy Paper Mills Ltd. to supply wastepaper processing systems to the mill in Changine, Modonpur, Kanchpur, Sonargaon. These are the first ANDRITZ RCF (Recycled Fiber) lines for Bangladesh. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter in 2023.

ANDRITZ will supply key equipment for two RCF lines, featuring a total capacity of 150 t/d and processing LOCC (Local OCC) and MOW (Mixed Office Waste) as raw material for production of testliner, writing and printing paper.

Shahiar Hasan Khan, Deputy Managing Director, Lipy Paper Mills says: “ANDRITZ convinced us because of its energy-saving technology for screening and flotation and its focus on minimum fiber loss. In addition, with the Ultra High Dispersion we’ll be able to keep steam demand at a low level. All these topics are strategic development targets for an aspiring company like Lipy Paper Mills.”

  Typical SelectaFlot flotation system by ANDRITZ © ANDRITZ Typical SelectaFlot flotation system by ANDRITZ © ANDRITZ

Lipy Paper Mills Ltd. is an aspiring company, established in 2016 by Lipy Group, a family-owned Bangladeshi enterprise and successful player in the paper market.

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 27,900 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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ANDRITZ has received an order from Stora Enso to deliver a new debarking line, a new biomass boiler, and to upgrade the recausticizing plant for its Oulu mill in Finland.

  • ANDRITZ sustainable technologies help Stora Enso achieve its sustainability goals
  • ANDRITZ debarking line minimizes wood losses, biomass boiler ensures lowest emissions, and recausticizing plant minimizes effluent volume

  ANDRITZ is suppling sustainable technologies, including a new debarking line, a new biomass boiler, and a recausticizing plant upgrade, to help Stora Enso achieve its sustainability commitments at its Oulu mill, Finland. © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ is suppling sustainable technologies, including a new debarking line, a new biomass boiler, and a recausticizing plant upgrade, to help Stora Enso achieve its sustainability commitments at its Oulu mill, Finland. © ANDRITZ

The scope of supply, on EPC basis, includes:

  • New debarking line, equipped with digital Smart Wood Processing products, with a capacity of about 270 m3 solid wood over-bark per hour, providing excellent debarking results with very low wood losses.
  • New biomass power boiler with a steam production capacity of 216 t/h based on the high-efficiency ANDRITZ EcoFluid bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology, ensuring low NOx and other gaseous emissions.
  • Recausticizing plant upgrade for 5,000 m3/d white liquor production. The delivery includes new generation LimeLine recausticizing equipment such as LimeWhite-H filter maximizing the white liquor quality and minimizing effluent amount, and StiroX white liquor oxidizer.

The order is part of Stora Ensoʼs project to convert a former paper machine at the Oulu mill into a high-volume consumer board production line.

This order demonstrates the ongoing solid business relationship between ANDRITZ and Stora Enso. ANDRITZ also supplied production technologies and key process equipment to the Oulu mill for the first machine conversion from paper to kraftliner in 2021, which included the rebuild of the fiberline and drying machine, as well as modernization of the stock preparation system.

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 27,900 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 Xianhe Co., Ltd., in Hubei Province, China, for the supply of VIB moisturizing technology for two new paper machines.

The plants will supply 300 t/day décor paper with a machine speed of 1,000 m/min and a paper width of 3,860 mm. The equipment installation is expected to be completed during the second half of 2023.

The air water spray will be installed below the last cooling cylinder to increase the paper moisture up to 3.5% with a 2-sigma value below 0.1%. The VIB MoistureTech will be installed before the machine calender to ensure highest paper quality standards. Precise steam application and the unique design comprising dwell zone provide best paper parameters for efficient calendering. The VIB MoistureTech is not only used for decor paper but also for conditioning and curl control on laminated grades and silicone papers.

The scope of supply also comprised spray boom with 80 nozzles, air and water supply, edge trim control, VIB MoistureTech with 2 x 30 zones, steam supply including desuperheater system as well as the corresponding CD control hard- and software and control cabinets. ANDRITZ will execute installation supervision, start up and performance optimization.

  ANDRITZ VIB MoistureTech © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ VIB MoistureTech © ANDRITZ

During the last decade, ANDRITZ has already supplied VIB technology successfully for several paper machines of Xianhe Group. Considering the experience with ANDRITZ VIB this new order placement was corollary to strengthen the long-lasting partnership between ANDRITZ and Xianhe Group.

As a world market leader, ANDRITZ offers steam-profiling solutions for the entire paper machine and paper moisturizing technology to improve the sheet’s cross-directional moisture profile.

Xianhe Co., Ltd. is the leading enterprise of specialty paper in China and one of the largest enterprises in the research and development and production of functional materials in China. It has the production capacity of the whole industrial chain including forest land, chemical industry, pulp making, energy, logistics, and paper products. The company invested 10 billion RMB in Shishou, Hubei Province with an annual output of 2.5 million tons of pulp and paper, so called "high-performance new material recycling economy" project.

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 27,900 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 Xuan Mai Paper Co. Ltd. to supply a PrimeLineCOMPACT S1800 tissue machine for its production line PM2 at its mill located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The tissue machine will enable the production of high-quality tissue grades made of either 100% virgin or 100% deinked pulp (DIP). Start-up is scheduled for 2024.

The tissue machine will have a design speed of 1,800 m/min, a width of 2.85 m and a design capacity of 72 admt/d. The suction pressure roll will be covered with a poly-soft polyurethane cover for high-performance dewatering. The PrimeDry Steel Yankee (16 ft. diameter) in combination with a steam-heated COMBO hood enables highly efficient drying with substantial energy savings.

ANDRITZ will also deliver stock preparation and automation equipment, as well as process-, fan- and multistage pumps and auxiliaries. 

Signing of contract for the follow-up order. "Photo ANDRITZ"The signing of the contract for the follow-up order. "Photo ANDRITZ"

Pham Van Dung, Vice President of the Board of Xuan Mai Paper, says: “ANDRITZ’s innovative tissue solutions offer both economic and ecological benefits. Professional service offers perfectly complement the technology. Since 2012, we have established a long-term cooperation that is built on mutual respect and trust. Our joint projects are in the areas of old corrugated containerboard lines, deinked pulp lines, and tissue production lines.”

In 2020, ANDRITZ already started up a complete tissue production line at Xuan Mai Paper. This follow-up order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong position as a long-term partner to the global tissue industry and as the number one supplier to the Asian tissue industry.

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 27,900 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 Sappi Austria Produktions GmbH & Co KG to supply key components for a new broke handling system for its mill in Gratkorn, Austria.

Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.

The new broke handling will be part of the production line PM9 producing high-quality wet strength paper, such as label paper in the future. ANDRITZ will deliver high-consistency (HC) pulping, high-density (HD) cleaning and deflaking for processing the special type of broke.

Specific trials on pulping and deflaking of wet-strength paper were conducted at the ANDRITZ stock preparation pilot plant in Graz, Austria in advance. The trials were carried out with comparable raw material from Sappi and confirmed the pulp properties and operating characteristics required by Sappi for the future.

hown on the right: ANDRITZ DeFlaker for optimal defibering © ANDRITZ hown on the right: ANDRITZ DeFlaker for optimal defibering © ANDRITZ

Flavio Froehli, VP Marketing & Sales at Sappi Europe: “We are very pleased that we will also be able to produce wet-strength label paper at our Gratkorn mill in the future. This investment underscores our strategy to establish Sappi as the leader within the label sector, adding to the supply of value adding products across our entire business.”

Sappi Austria is part of the Sappi group, a leading global provider of sustainable wood fiber products and solutions, in the fields of dissolving pulp, printing papers, packaging and specialty papers, casting and release papers, biomaterials and bioenergy. Its mill in Gratkorn produces 950,000 tons per annum of high-quality, double- and triple-coated papers, used for premium quality publications all over the world, as well as one-side coated label papers. The mill also produces 250,000 tons per annum of totally chlorine-free (TCF) bleached chemical pulp for its own consumption and it has an annual sheet finishing capacity of 875,000 tons.

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 27,900 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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Klabin has successfully started up a biomass gasification plant at the Puma Unit, located in Ortigueira/PR, Brazil, with a new biomass treatment line supplied by ANDRITZ.

  • The ANDRITZ gasification plant enables entirely fossil-free operation of the lime kiln by replacing 100% of the heavy fuel oil with a biomass-derived gas.
  • Biomass gasification is part of ANDRITZ’s CircleToZero product portfolio, which focuses on optimizing side streams, creating new added-value products, and laying the foundation for zero emissions and zero waste production.

The gasification plant enables 100% fossil-free operation of the lime kiln by replacing all heavy fuel oil currently burned in one of the mill’s lime kilns, significantly reducing the Klabin pulp mill’s carbon footprint.

  ANDRITZ gasifiers enable entirely fossil-free operation of lime kilns © Klabin ANDRITZ gasifiers enable entirely fossil-free operation of lime kilns © Klabin

The main ANDRITZ scope of supply included:

  • 51 MW gasification plant
  • Belt dryer
  • Multi-fuel lime kiln burner
  • Biomass handling equipment
  • Electrical building

ANDRITZ was chosen as the gasification supplier because of successful previous references and was also the main supplier of Klabin’s Puma I and II projects, which were started up successfully in 2016 and 2021, respectively. 

ANDRITZ gasification plants are part of the company’s CircleToZero initiative, which includes new technologies aimed at optimizing pulp mill side streams. This global initiative for our pulp and paper customers brings together the continuous development and improvement of existing ANDRITZ technology solutions with an ambitious innovation goal for the future: To eliminate unused side streams, create new added-value products, and lay the foundation for zero emissions and zero waste production.

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 27,900 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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ANDRITZ Oy, part of international technology group ANDRITZ, and LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) launched an extensive collaboration in the field of fiber technology a year ago. As a result, a new state-of-the-art research laboratory for the joint development of sustainable fiber technologies will open at the LUT campus in Lahti on November 3, 2022. The unique corporate collaboration model is a substantial step towards a new way of sharing infrastructures and intensifying research work with external partners.

The new research laboratory and LUT's academic expertise bring added value to ANDRITZ’s own research and innovation. Collaboration with LUT strongly supports ANDRITZ’s development of highly efficient, sustainable products and technologies. In addition, ANDRITZ aims to strengthen its position as a pioneer in innovative technologies whilst supporting its position as one of the most attractive employers in the Finish fiber industry.

Kari Tuominen, President and CEO of ANDRITZ Oy, says: “Locating the research laboratory in Lahti will enable close collaboration between ANDRITZ and LUT researchers. Our cooperation has always been fruitful and effortless for both parties. We’re glad that LUT managed to build the laboratory nearly on schedule despite the logistical challenges related to the global situation.”

“The brand-new laboratory enables us to study, test and analyse on biomass-based fibres and fibre products even better than before. The new facilities will meet the needs of LUT research groups, ANDRITZ and regional industry,” adds Mari Kallioinen-Mänttäri, LUT University Dean.

As a result of the collaboration, a modern research laboratory meeting the  highest industry standards will be opened on the LUT campus in Lahti, Finland. Photo: AndritzAs a result of the collaboration, a modern research laboratory meeting the highest industry standards will be opened on the LUT campus in Lahti, Finland. Photo: Andritz

The aim is to strengthen the bioeconomy cluster in the Lahti area and support the start-up and growth of new businesses. Biorefinery research currently employs four professors and ten researchers on the Lahti campus. LUT aims to increase the overall number to 40 in the near future.

Mari Kallioinen-Mänttäri points out that such a large-scale investment would not have been possible without considerable financial support by the university’s partners.

“Collaboration with ANDRITZ constitutes one of the largest business commissions in LUT’s history. In addition to current joint research, we are exploring possibilities to expand our collaboration beyond fiber research. For students, it will mean more thesis and job opportunities,” says Mari Kallioinen-Mänttäri.

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 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.

ANDRITZ OY

ANDRITZ Oy is a leading global supplier of systems, equipment and services for the pulp and paper industry including wood processing, fiber processing, chemical recovery, and stock preparation. In addition, ANDRITZ Oy offers biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy production. ANDRITZ Hydro Oy, located in Tampere, delivers systems, equipment, and services for hydraulic power generation. The number of employees of ANDRITZ companies in Finland is approximately 1 600. The Center of Excellence are Kerava, Kotka, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Tampere, Vantaa, and Varkaus. The Headquarters are located in Helsinki, Finland. President and CEO is Kari Tuominen. The company is owned by ANDRITZ AG of Austria.

LUT UNIVERSITY

Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 7 500 members. Our campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland. We are the world’s ninth best university for climate action. lut.fi/en

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