ANDRITZ to deliver recycled paper plant and PM approach to Pro-Gest Group, Italy

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Italian Pro-Gest Group to deliver the complete waste paper processing plant and approach system for its new paper machine in Mantova, Italy.

ANDRITZ will deliver the OCC (old corrugated containers) line for the top ply; MW (mixed waste) line for the back ply; paper machine approach system including Shortflow Deaeration; as well as the broke handling, fiber recovery, and reject handling systems. The scope of supply also includes engineering, erection supervision, start-up, commissioning, and training. Start-up is scheduled for September 2017.

The state-of-the-art equipment supplied by ANDRITZ fits perfectly with Pro-Gest’s requirements for high-speed paper production. The paper machine is targeted to produce 550,000 tons of fluting per year from 100% waste paper.

Owned by the Zago family, Pro-Gest is Italy’s leading vertically integrated producer of packaging in corrugated board, active in all fields, from the collection of raw materials to packaging production. The Group also includes an integrated tissue manufacturing division, featuring the full range of high quality products.

Pro-Gest is active in eight Italian regions with 22 production sites, employs over 1,000 people, and generated a consolidated turnover of EUR 450 million in 2015.

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For further information, please contact:
Michael Buchbauer
Head of Corporate Communications

ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 24,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the 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, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboards (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.


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The ANDRITZ FibreGuard LC pulping and detrashing system will be installed in both recycled paper lines.

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