Andritz to rebuild board machine wet section for Kolicevo Karton in Slovenia

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Andritz to rebuild board machine wet section for Kolicevo Karton in Slovenia

June 23, 2010 - 01:33

GRAZ, Austria, June 23, 2010 (Press Release) -International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Kolicevo Karton, Slovenia, to rebuild the wet section (wire and press section) of board machine KM 2. The rebuild is designed to increase production from the current maximum of 140 m/min to 200 m/min, as well as to improve the quality of the folded boxboard (GC grade). Start-up is scheduled for December 2010.

Andritz Pulp & Paper will supply a headbox (PrimeFlow SW), a Fourdrinier wire section (PrimeForm SW), and a shoe press (PrimePress X). The machine's cylinder mold formers will be replaced with a new Fourdrinier wire with an Andritz hybrid former (PrimeForm HB). The existing wet section (including the press section) will be relocated to make room for additional drying cylinders to increase performance.

Kolicevo Karton is a member of the Mayr-Melnhof Group, the largest producer of folded boxboard in Europe and the leading producer of coated recovered cartonboard worldwide.