International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Iggesund Paperboard to upgrade the TM4 pulp drying line at its Iggesund mill, Sweden, thus increasing the line's capacity from currently 230-260 tons to 325 tons per day. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
ANDRITZ will deliver a customized upgrade solution including a new shoe press and steam blow box, an overhaul of the airborne dryer, and safety improvements. The capacity increase in the drying area will support Iggesund Paperboard's goal to raise its total pulp capacity from 370,000 to 420,000 tons per year. In addition, the ANDRITZ upgrade will enhance production stability and further reduce energy costs.
Iggesund Paperboard is a member of the Holmen Group and Europe's leading manufacturer of high-quality virgin fiber paperboard for use in the packaging and graphics sectors.