ANDRITZ to supply film press to Smurfit Kappa, Germany


The PULP & PAPER business area of international technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Smurfit Kappa, Germany, to supply a PrimeCoat film press with a working width of 7.6 m and a roll width of 7.9 m.

The scope of supply further includes an air glide system and a threading system (PrimeFeeder). Start-up is scheduled for February 2011.

The applicator die of the PrimeCoat film press applies different sizes and size weights to either side of the paper web. A metering element (rod) defines the quantity of coating, and excess size is returned to the system. Due to its compact design, the PrimeCoat film press requires very little space in the production line (design speed: 1,200 m/min).

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 13,400 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production. The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.

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