ANDRITZ receives rebuild order from Kolicevo Karton, Slovenia


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kolicevo Karton, Slovenia, to rebuild its KM 2 wet section (wire and press section).

The aim of the rebuild is to increase production from the current maximum of 140 m/min to 200 m/min, as well as to improve the quality of the produced folded boxboard (GC grade). Start-up is scheduled for December 2010.

ANDRITZ’s PULP & PAPER business area is to supply a headbox (PrimeFlow SW), a Fourdrinier wire section (PrimeForm SW), and a shoe press (PrimePress X). The existing cylinder mold formers will be replaced by a new Fourdrinier wire with the ANDRITZ hybrid former (PrimeForm HB). The existing wet section (including the press section) will be re-located to make room for additional drying cylinders to increase performance.

Kolicevo Karton is a member of the Mayr-Melnhof Group, the largest producer of folded boxboard in Europe and the leading producer of coated recovered cartonboard worldwide.

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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 and of systems for the production of plastic films. 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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