APP starts up two ANDRITZ mechanical pulping lines in record time in China

Two P-RC APMP mechanical pulping lines delivered by ANDRITZ to APP’s mill in Jingui, Guangxi Province, China, have been started up in record time.

The guaranteed production of 750 admt/d was achieved within only 2.5 months for Line #1 and 1.5 months for Line #2. This sets production records for single mechanical pulping lines in China. In addition, excellent pulp properties are being reported.

Focus on ‘green’ production
The lines at Jingui process eucalyptus fiber from plantations. A remarkable aspect is that the mechanical pulping lines operate totally free of silicates within the bleaching process. Effluents are recovered to reduce the environmental impact. White liquor is retrieved in the chemical recovery cycle and reused in the mechanical pulping process to a very large extent, resulting in a significant reduction in operating costs.

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For further information, please contact:

ANDRITZ GROUP
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332
oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
Mechanical Pulping Systems
Klaus Blechinger
Head of Sales & Marketing
Phone: +43 316 6902 2696
klaus.blechinger@andritz.com

The ANDRITZ GROUP
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 14,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
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.

2011-04-04

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