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Andritz successfully starts up new modernized BM 3 at RDM's Arnsberg mill in Germany

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Andritz successfully starts up new modernized BM 3 at RDM's Arnsberg mill in Germany

January 30, 2019 - 01:27
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GRAZ, Austria, Jan. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ started up the modernized BM3 board machine successfully in Arnsberg, Germany, for R.D.M. Arnsberg GmbH at the beginning of January 2019 after a delivery time of just eight months.

In this contract, ANDRITZ was responsible for the new design of feed system for the new headbox, adapting the required dewatering capacity, and for recirculation of the white water. The components supplied by ANDRITZ are set up for a future production speed of 1,000°m/min and enable a significant improvement in the quality of formation as well as enhancing the profile stability of the top ply to obtain better processability of the finished products. At the moment, the production speed is approximately 780 m/min and the working width is 3.63 m.

The scope of supply includes a PrimeFlow SW headbox for the top ply, including a new headbox pipe, new dewatering elements, as well as a new white water channel with white water tank. In addition to installation of new frame parts needed for the top ply wire, the couch press frame was also repaired and adapted to meet future production requirements.

The work on the press frame and installation of the entire ANDRITZ scope of supply was performed by ANDRITZ Local Service Mönchengladbach.

The very successful and punctual project execution was all thanks to perfect coordination and, above all, close collaboration between ANDRITZ and R.D.M. The cornerstone of this success was laid in the project phase, when detailed concepts were developed in intensive cooperation with the customer. This successful start-up confirms ANDRITZ’s position as one of the world’s leading global suppliers of complete lines, key components, services and rebuilds for paper and board production.

The RDM Group is the second largest producer of coated recycled fiber board in Europe and the largest in Italy, France and the Iberian peninsula. The group also manufactures products based on virgin fibers. The location in Arnsberg produces coated liner grades for packaging made of corrugated board.


ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the international technology Group is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.


ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, board, and tissue. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; preparation of paper machine furnish; production of paper, board, and tissue; sizing, calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam and recovery boilers for power production, gasification and flue gas cleaning plants, systems and plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.