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ANDRITZ to upgrade pulp drying line for Iggesund Paperboard, Sweden: capacity increase of up to 40%


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Iggesund Paperboard to upgrade the TM4 pulp drying line at its Iggesund mill, Sweden, thus increasing the line’s capacity from currently 230-260 tons to 325 tons per day.

Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.

ANDRITZ will deliver a customized upgrade solution including a new shoe press and steam blow box, an overhaul of the airborne dryer, and safety improvements. The capacity increase in the drying area will support Iggesund Paperboard’s goal to raise its total pulp capacity from 370,000 to 420,000 tons per year. In addition, the ANDRITZ upgrade will enhance production stability and further reduce energy costs.

Iggesund Paperboard is a member of the Holmen Group and Europe’s leading manufacturer of high-quality virgin fiber paperboard for use in the packaging and graphics sectors.

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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. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 24,500 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.

The business area is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, 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 board; 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, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation) and biomass pelleting, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.

ANDRITZ will upgrade the pulp drying line for Iggesund Paperboard, Sweden.

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