ANDRITZ to rebuild paper machine for SFT Group, Russia 


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order by SFT Group, a rapidly growing packaging producer in Russia, to rebuild and modernize a mothballed kraft paper machine after dismantling it at UPM’s Kymi mill in Finland and relocating it to SFT’s Kamenskaya mill in the Tver region, Russia.

The modernized board machine for the production of fluting and testliner will have a capacity of 215,000 t/a (design speed 1,050 m/min, trim width 4,600 mm). Start-up is scheduled for October 2012.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER will deliver a recycled fiberline, a paper machine approach system, and a broke handling line. The recycled fiberline will process 800 t/d of 20% mixed waste paper and 80% OCC (Old Corrugated Container) from Russia. The approach system will include a three-stage headbox screening system, a save-all disc filter, and under-machine pulpers. The scope of supply comprises also various machine components such as a PrimePress X press section and drying cylinders, the modification of wire and reel sections, process pumps and agitators for the stock preparation, as well as the complete automation systems (process control and quality control).

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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 16,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is one of the leading global suppliers 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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