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ANDRITZ starts up complete continuous low-consistency pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard's facility in Portugal

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ANDRITZ starts up complete continuous low-consistency pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard's facility in Portugal

March 22, 2021 - 03:36
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GRAZ, Austria, March 22, 2021 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete continuous low-consistency (LC) pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard, Portugal.

The new ANDRITZ LC pulping system installed features several design upgrades:

  • FibreSolve FSR pulper with advanced rotor design for efficient slushing at lowest fiber loss and highest availability
  • Advanced ANDRITZ TrashTrap for reliable separation and removal of heavy and light rejects early in the process
  • State-of-the-art ragger which allows – in combination with the new pulper rotor design – superior forming, handling and removal of pulper rags.

The scope of supply also comprised a detrashing pump, FibreGuard detrasher, FibreWash Drum, cleaners and a RejectCompactor for further treatment of rejects. ANDRITZ provided the basic engineering as well as the supervision of erection on site and start-up via remote support.

Manuel Delgado, Plant Manager, Papeleira Coreboard says: „I´m very proud of our operators who managed the successful start-up despite the challenging circumstances caused by the pandemic. The ANDRITZ team provided excellent remote support from Austria.”

Papeleira Coreboard processes LOCC (Local Old Corrugated Containers) with a line capacity of 300 bdmt/d and a reject content of up to 10% to produce different types of coreboard. The company is part of the Arteche Paper Holding and manufactures paper, pulp and cardboard focusing on 100% recycled paper and cardboard as raw material for its production.

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 27,200 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.