United Paper successfully starts up new, energy efficient ANDRITZ OCC line in Thailand


United Paper Public Company Limited has successfully started up an OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) line supplied by ANDRITZ at its mill in Prachinburi, Thailand.

This is the second OCC line from ANDRITZ in operation at this mill.

The new line – complete from pulping to the storage tower – has a capacity of 550 bdmt/d and processes a mixture of AOCC and LOCC for the production of high-quality linerboard grades.

The LC pulping system, with FibreSolve FSR pulper and innovative Detrasher, ensures superior slushing of the raw material at minimum fiber loss, as well as highly efficient separation and removal of rejects. In combination with PrimeScreen X screen baskets, energy savings of up to 25% compared to conventional systems are achieved.

Mr. Wachara Chinsettawong, Managing Director, United Paper, says: “Together with the ANDRITZ fiber experts, execution of the entire project was smooth, fast and of highly professional. The two lines from ANDRITZ are equipped with separate drum and LC pulpers, which gives us more flexibility in the use of raw materials. We can’t wait to expand our business with our new premium grades.”

Thailand-based United Paper Public Company Limited was founded in 1994 and is an important producer of various kraft paper grades for liner board and corrugated medium.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

Successful start-up of the ANDRITZ OCC line at United Paper, Thailand

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