(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 17-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Austrian plant engineering company ANDRITZ has announced that BillerudKorsnäs, Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer, has made an order for key process equipment to complement the main brown stock washing system preceding the side line for their board machine at the Gruvön mill, Sweden.
Start-up is scheduled for April 2021. The scope of supply includes an ANDRITZ COMPACT PRESS® Washer, one MC pump and a standpipe.
The ANDRITZ COMPACT PRESS® Washer is characterized by its small footprint and high availability including extremely good washing efficiency, thus ensuring the production of high-purity pulp used for food packaging. It enables production capacities of over 6,000 admt/d/unit.
Long-standing experience in chemical pulping technology has provided a strong foundation for the COMPACT PRESS® equipment and process know-how. There are over 125 very successful COMPACT PRESS® Washer installations around the globe.
This order once again confirms the excellent business relationship between ANDRITZ and BillerudKorsnäs. ANDRITZ also supplied the DD-Washer, MC pumps and a pulp Screw Press for the new brown stock washing side line, which was successfully started up in 2019.
BillerudKorsnäs is a leading player for liquid packaging board and a global leader in the production of high-porosity sack paper manufactured from primary fibers. In Europe, the company holds a leading position for primary fiber-based kraft paper, fluting, and pure white liner and is also one of the largest producers of cartonboard from primary fibers.
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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. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 28,400 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 production, flue gas cleaning plants, 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.
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