Successful start-up of ANDRITZ deinking line at TNPL, India

International technology Group ANDRITZ has started up the deinking system delivered to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) in Tamil Nadu, India.

“We are very pleased that we have been able to complete this important project for TNPL and the Indian pulp and paper industry successfully thanks to ANDRITZ technologies and the good cooperation with ANDRITZ,” says Mr. S. Udayasankar, Chief General Manager (Projects) of TNPL.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER has supplied a modern, 3-loop deinking system including two dispersers and a FibreFlow drum pulper for a capacity of 300 t/d. The furnish for the production of high-quality printing and writing paper comprises 80% SOP (Sorted Office Paper) and 20% OMG (Old Magazines).

TNPL produces newsprint, printing, and writing paper from bagasse. The paper mill started its production in 1984 with an annual capacity of 90,000 t and increased production to 400,000 t by expanding and modernizing. This has made TNPL the world’s largest bagasse-based paper mill (handling about one million tons of bagasse every year). TNPL exports one fifth of its production to more than 50 countries.

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For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

The ANDRITZ GROUP
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
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.

2013-11-19

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