ANDRITZ in the USA: Supporting one of the largest economies worldwide
The US economy in 2018 was approximately $20.4 trillion; it remains the largest economy in the world. This highly diversified economy has projected increases of more than $10 trillion dollars in the next 30 years topping $34.1 billion by 2050. Focused increases in industries and infrastructure will support the country’s fast-growing markets and segments. ANDRITZ technology and development is forward thinking for improved efficiencies and high-quality pumping solutions, this mirrors those markets and segments with emphasis on water management and pulp production.
An outlook: the US water market
The impression that water is an abundant good is deceptive, also in the United States. Although the country has easy access to some of the safest treated water in the world by just by turning on the tap, managing water is a growing concern in the US. The main reason being old, and thus, inefficient infrastructures. The majority of these systems stems from the early 1900s and has by far surpassed their lifetime. Every day 6,000,000,000 gallons of water are lost due to broken and leaky pipes alone. Communities across the country are starting to face challenges regarding water supply and a need to update aging water treatment and delivery systems. This includes, for example, the replacement of mains, pipelines and also pumps.
ANDRITZ has been developing, manufacturing and servicing of pumps across various industrial applications. The city of Atlanta, Georgia, for example, benefits from the international technology group’s more than 165 years of experience in hydraulic machinery. Read the full story here or watch the video below to learn how ANDRITZ supports Atlanta in its mega infrastructure project for sustainable water supply.
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An outlook: the US pulp and paper industry
The pulp and paper industry is one of the largest industries in the world. The world production of paper and paperboard, for example, is currently around 390 million tons and is expected to reach 490 million tons by 2020. Although the widespread adoption of new media and paperless reading has led to a shrinking demand for printing and writing paper as well as newsprint, the papers era has not come to an end yet. Considering the current downfall of plastic, there is an expected growing need and demand for cardboard packaging in line with manufacturing and skyrocketing e-commerce activities, especially in the US market. Additionally, there is also a rising demand for hygiene products in this market and thus, for tissue and hygiene paper production.
Worldwide, ANDRITZ is in the unique position to be the only technology group that combines the entire process and plant technology for pulp and paper production under one roof offering a series of high performance, reliable pumps. Building on this fact as well as reacting to the future challenges – increasing demand, enhancements in production and end product quality – ANDRITZ has opened the world’s most modern Tissue Innovation and Application Center (TIAC) so that customers, suppliers, and R&D institutes can test and develop tissue solutions. Learn more about TIAC and its possibilities by watching the video below.