ANDRITZ to supply new FibreFlow drum pulping system to SAICA, Spain


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa (SAICA) to supply a FibreFlow drum pulping system for its paper mill in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain.

ANDRITZ will supply a latest-generation FibreFlow drum FFD - including the complete feeding and dewiring system - for a new OCC line. The state-of-the-art ANDRITZ pulping system ensures high fiber yield from various waste paper streams and reliable operation. The convincing results of specific trials on the industrial-scale drum pulper at the ANDRITZ pilot plant in Graz, Austria, as well as ANDRITZ's 40 years of experience in drum pulping with more than 200 FibreFlow drum installations worldwide were decisive for SAICA to place the order with ANDRITZ.

The scope of supply also includes complete erection, start-up and commissioning, and training. Start-up is scheduled for September 2017.

SAICA Group is the leading European company for the production of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, with an annual production of 2.5 million tons of paper. With locations in Spain, Italy, Portugal, the UK, Ireland, and Turkey, the group has more than 8,000 employees and is divided into four business areas: recycled paper production for corrugated cardboard (Paper), recyclable materials recovery (Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Pack), and flexible packaging (Flex). In 2015, consolidated sales of the multinational group amounted to 2,378 million euros.

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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 approximately 24,200 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 pulps, 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 board; 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.

ANDRITZ FibreFlow drum FFD pulping system

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