Successful start-up of ANDRITZ stock preparation equipment at UMKA, Serbia

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up stock preparation equipment supplied to UMKA, Serbia, for the upgrade of line 5 at its cardboard mill in Umka that produces several WLC (White-Lined Chipboard) grades. Thanks to the new wash drum (ANDRITZ Fibre-Wash) and efficient tail screening, considerable fiber savings have been achieved. The RejectCompactor dewatering the rejects achieves an excellent dry content of 80%.

Stock preparation line 5 processes mixed papers and board with a daily capacity of 320 tons. “The quality of the technologies supplied by ANDRITZ is outstanding and cooperation with the team was excellent, so we are very satisfied with this project,” says Staniša Lukić, Technical Director of UMKA. Following numerous rebuilds over the past few years, the UMKA mill now has an annual capacity of 125,000 tons. The company’s plan is to increase the capacity to 170,000 tons by the end of 2015. The board produced on the 3.2-meter-wide machine is mainly used as packaging for food, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, and other special products. The board is also laminated for use as transport packaging.

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For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.

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 board. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper, production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, preparation of paper machine furnish, production of paper, tissue, and board, 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, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation) and biomass pelleting, biomass torrefaction, and plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF) are also allocated to the business area.


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