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ANDRITZ to install new reeling section for Knauf Petroboard's KM2 board machine at its mill in Kommunar, Russia

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ANDRITZ to install new reeling section for Knauf Petroboard's KM2 board machine at its mill in Kommunar, Russia

August 06, 2020 - 02:14

GRAZ, Austria, Aug. 6, 2020 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from AO Knauf Petroboard to install a new reeling section for the KM2 board machine at its mill in Kommunar, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for 2021.

The rebuild includes a new PrimeReel with new reel spools, drives and controls for maintaining even paper quality from first to last wrap on the jumbo roll. The new reel will reduce the present amount of rejects and enable the use of larger roll diameters, thus resulting in less frequent tambour changes.

The entire wet section (approach flow systems, wire section) as well as the complete electrical drive (MMD) of the KM2 were rebuilt by ANDRITZ in 2018. The board machine – with a basis weight range from 100-320 g/m2, a working width of 4,260 mm, and a design speed of 700 m/min – has an annual capacity of 155,000 t/a for production of gypsum board made using 100% waste paper as raw material.

This repeat order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong position as a long-term partner for the paper industry and one of the global market leaders for complete paper board production lines, rebuilds, and machine conversions.


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. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.


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 production, flue gas cleaning plants, 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.