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ANDRITZ successfully starts up first of two OCC line at Wamat Paper, China

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up first of two OCC line at Wamat Paper, China

July 14, 2020 - 04:10
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GRAZ, Austria, July 14, 2020 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the first of two OCC lines, each with a capacity of 1,000 bdtm/d, supplied to Shandong Wamat Paper Co., Ltd., Shandong Province, China. Start-up of the second OCC line is scheduled for the end of this year. Both lines produce pulp for corrugated medium as the final product.

The ANDRITZ scope comprises the entire equipment from pulping to headbox screening and includes a saveall disc filter for fiber recovery.

The equipment and technologies supplied by ANDRITZ enable excellent stock quality and yield significant savings in energy consumption. The lines feature the following technological highlights:

  • Low-consistency (LC) pulping system, including a FibreSolve FSR pulper with flow-optimized rotor and vat for low power consumption, as well as a FibreGuard detrashing system with a FibreWash Drum in order to remove non-disintegrated rejects early in the process.
  • Special coarse screening set-up combined with cleaners for light and heavy reject removal to provide superior stock quality and reliable separation of styrene foam. Fine screens and fractionators are equipped with innovative PrimeRotors to ensure highly efficient reduction of stickies and debris.
  • The complete system is characterized by a special concept using a smaller number of pumps, resulting in significant reductions in energy consumption.

Mr. Zhang Yanjun, General Manager, Wamat Paper recalls: “Despite several difficulties relating to accommodation and transport as well as strictest health and safety precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, ANDRITZ provided excellent start-up support and was first on site after the government permitted people from other provinces to enter our region again.”

Wamat Paper and ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. have once more demonstrated their excellent cooperation and completed this successful start-up even in the most challenging crisis situation.

Shandong Wamat Paper was established in 2017 and is a subsidiary of the Shandong Century Sunshine Paper Group Co., Ltd. – an important player in the Chinese but also the global papermaking industry.


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 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.