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For more than 20 years we publish a magazine that gets to the very heart of industry issues, at the same time as highlighting real-life – and often incredible – examples of how our customers experience and overcome the challenges that are thrown at them. Enjoy discovering!

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Customer Success Stories

Find regular and up-to-date reference stories from ANDRITZ customers all over the world as they implement the very best in technology, and start-up the latest projects.

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Thai Tiger: BJC Cellox aiming to be #1 in tissue

Thai tissue producer BJC Cellox needed a new tissue line to take advantage of growing demand for its high-quality products. ANDRITZ was chosen to supply a complete turnkey line including a PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine.

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Yankee service – remote support is now a reality

ANDRITZ accepted the challenge to offer online support for the replacing of the siphon system of Tjiwi Kimia’s Yankee in Indonesia. Because of travel restrictions due to COVID-19, Yankee service experts had to provide remote support from Austria. Nevertheless, distance was no obstacle to the project‘s success.

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Suzano increases availability in Drying with intelligent control systems in partnership with ANDRITZ

The Suzano Unit in Imperatriz was able to reduce the unproductive time in Pulp Drying by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced controls in the tail threading system on its pulp drying machines. The partnership with ANDRITZ has contributed to advancing the pulp mill's digital transformation process.

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Tailor-made solution for emission reductions

Going fossil-fuel free can throw up unexpected challenges. After changing the fuel used from natural gas to fossil-free gas, an ANDRITZ Customer wanted to continue improving its environmental footprint by reducing dust emissions. ANDRITZ successfully delivered a tailor-made solution installed into a tight space at a pulp mill in Finland.

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Sludge dewatering at the highest level

ANDRITZ helped LEIPA's Schwedt paper mill reduce flocculent consumption in paper sludge dewatering with Metris addIQ RheoScan, an optical measuring system for automatic polymer dosage. At the same time, this pioneering project has raised the degree of plant automation and increased the operating reliability.

 

ANDRITZ Insights

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ANDRITZ will be a key supplier of the process equipment for Infinited Fiber company’s planned flagship factory in Finland?

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ANDRITZ Oy and LUT University conclude significant collaboration agreement

ANDRITZ Oy, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, and LUT University have agreed on extensive collaboration in fiber technology research. The unique corporate collaboration model is a step towards a new way of sharing infrastructures and intensifying joint research work. Extensive collaboration of a high scientific standard between LUT and ANDRITZ Oy aims to meet industry needs and includes the establishment of a modern research center on LUT’s Lahti campus in Southern Finland.

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Streamlining Health & Safety Observations and Reporting

We at ANDRITZ are constantly looking at ways to improve performance and generate a proactive culture when it comes to Health and Safety issues, which is why we are rolling out world-renowned Quentic solutions and software tools for safety observation reporting at our projects and factories.

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Circle To Zero – Towards Zero Emissions and Zero Waste at Pulp and Paper Mills

CircleToZero™ is a global ANDRITZ initiative with the goal of achieving zero emissions and zero waste at the same time as creating financial growth for customers. For pulp and paper producers, this means eliminating unused industry side streams, turning them into new value-added products and achieving zero emissions and zero waste production.

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The perfect fit

As of the beginning of July, our Paper and Board team has a new Vice President – Gerald Steiner. He joined the ANDRITZ Group one year ago and was in charge of the development and implementation of automation and digitalization in paper mills worldwide.

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Cyber Security: The safe journey towards autonomous manufacturing

Creating a joint-venture with OT cybersecurity specialist OTORIO, ANDRITZ decided to take a new direction and develop an innovative industrial-native cyber security platform.

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Health & Safety: The Challenge of COVID-19

ANDRITZ continues to service its customers around the world despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, strict precautions are insisted upon both in our own operations and at our customer sites to ensure the safety of our own personnel as well as of our customers and any people working on or around projects in which we are involved.

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MCC - Another opportunity for value added products at pulp mills

ANDRITZ is once again providing opportunities for pulp producers to increase the range of added value bio-products in their product portfolios with its A-ConCrystal™ continuous technology for microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) production. There is still an increasing demand for the use of MCC in several fields of applications, strengthening the position of being one of the fastest growing areas in the use of specialty celluloses.

Technical and Process Excellence

Experience the very latest in state-of-the-art technology advancements from ANDRITZ - from news on the latest products to in-depth articles on improving process performance.

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Sensing wear level to increase plant uptime

The Metris DryQ Sensing Sealing Lip is able to determine its own wear status and thus fosters the ability to provide predictive maintenance to plant operations.

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The growth of the ANDRITZ steel Yankee

ANDRITZ has developed a world-wide reputation as a leader in the production of steel Yankees for a variety of paper grades and even tobacco machines.

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A boost for the lime kiln - LimeFlash-H

Increasing capacity of the lime kiln is time consuming and costly as it usually involves the lengthening of the existing kiln shell, or even a replacement with a larger diameter. ANDRITZ experts have approached the challenge from a completely different angle, and now a capacity increase of up to 40% can be achieved at much lower costs.

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PrimeLineTAD - Highest Quality at lowest possible Energy Input

ANDRITZ experts give a complete overview of its PrimeLineTAD (Through Air Drying) technoloy for the production of premium tissue products: Joseph Guadagno: Vice President Tissue and Air Systems, North America Stefano Marenco: Director PrimeLineTIAC and R&D Tissue Paul Richards: Senior Technology Manager Tissue

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Smart Woodyard - Autonomy as a side product

Utilizing deep process knowledge and with many years of successful deliveries to woodyards around the world, the ANDRITZ Smart Woodyard has combined all its experience with the latest in IIoT technology. The result is an ongoing revolution of the woodyard.

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DEvap - Small change - big difference

ANDRITZ has created a simple but remarkably effective way to improve energy efficiency of the pulp mill, at the same time increasing the mill overall evaporation capacity. The DEvap is a small digester evaporator unit integrated into the cooking plant.

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Reliable measurements from inside the digester

Reliable measurements from inside the digester. ANDRITZ has teamed up with Savcor, a Finnish technology provider specializing in the use of electrochemistry for corrosion prevention and structural health monitoring, and have together developed a novel method to measure alkali levels inside the digester.

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PrimeFilter D disc filter - Upgraded performance and reliability

Major upgrades and a series of smaller innovations have been incorporated into the new ANDRITZ PrimeFilter D to improve performance and reduce maintenance. The new design includes the latest bagless technology, which is well-proven in over 65 installations to date. The upgraded PrimeFilter D has been well-received already – 15 units have been started up and more orders are being received from leading papermakers.

 

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