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Andritz successfully starts up upgraded stock preparation line at VPK Paper's PM 6 in Oudegem, Belgium

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Andritz successfully starts up upgraded stock preparation line at VPK Paper's PM 6 in Oudegem, Belgium

March 10, 2016 - 23:05

GRAZ, Austria, March 11, 2016 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up pulping and screening equipment delivered for VPK Paperʼs PM 6 at Oudegem, Belgium. The upgraded stock preparation line processes corrugated paper and board packaging grades, boxboard cuttings, as well as corrugated board and has a feed capacity to the existing low-consistency pulper of approximately 900 tons per day.

The modified pulping system improves contaminants removal in the pulping stage at reduced energy consumption. The additional coarse screening stage enhances fiber recovery and operating efficiency. The order comprised the supply of a new ANDRITZ TrashWell for the existing low-consistency pulper, a de-trashing pump, a FibreGuard de-trasher, a ModuScreen D as the new, third-stage coarse screen, a spare and wear parts package, as well as training. This start-up confirms ANDRITZ’s wide technological experience with more than 60 pulping and de-trashing systems for packaging grades installed around the world.

VPK Paper produces high-quality packaging grades, such as fluting, testliner, and gray board, out of 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard.


ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of about 24,500 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.


ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboards (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.