Success stories

Find regular and up-to-date reference stories about Pulp & Paper as well as Power 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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A tissue breakthrough using annual sustainable fiber: Essity’s circular innovation.

Essity’s mission to produce more-from-less drives an effort to integrate more “circularity” into its business: from responsible raw material sourcing to more efficient production with a smaller climate footprint. The latest example is its innovative project to convert agricultural residue into bleached pulp and utilize it in high-quality tissue products. ANDRITZ is a technology partner in making this happen.

Improving Safety in the Recovery Boiler – ANDRITZ Smelt Spout Cleaning Systems

ANDRITZ Smelt Spout Cleaning Systems are proving to be something of a hit with recovery boiler operators world-wide, with several successful installations and more than 20 new systems on order. Nevertheless, the work never stops in developing the robotic systems further; ANDRITZ experts have devised a number of new features that help to provide an even safer working environment, as well as new intelligent tools for managing efficiency in a recovery boiler.

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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Metris OPP optimizes Suzano Jacareí's digester

Suzano's Jacareí Mill saw the cooking process being standardized with Metris OPP. Learn how ANDRITZ's advanced controls were able to reduce the standard deviation of the Kappa number and to increase pulp mill productivity.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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An Important Step to Further Boost our Performance

Even when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its most serious in Portugal, Papeleira Coreboard – utilizing remote assistance from ANDRITZ – still managed to start up its new, state-of-the-art LC pulping system.

GOING FULL CIRCLE Sulfuric Acid Production for Puma I and II

Brazilian pulp and paper giant Klabin is further closing the circular sustainability loop at its Puma I and Puma II projects in the south of the country. Soon it will be making its own sulfuric acid from captured non-condensable gases at its Ortigueira mill site. ANDRITZ expertise is paving the way.

Efficient processes and high-quality products are created through cooperation and commitment

ANDRITZ played a major part in Stora Enso’s Oulu mill success in reaching a new era as the mill was converted from fine paper to kraftliner production. The virgin fiberbased kraftliner produced by the mill will serve the strongly growing global packaging market.

Something OLD and something NEW - A major pulp capacity increase at Mondi Swiecie

Mondi Swiecie’s integrated mill in Poland needed to increase its pulp capacity by 25% to meet growing demand from its five five paper machines using virgin fiber. The solution was a complex but hugely successful combination of utilizing older equipment at the same time as installing new, state-of-the-art technology from ANDRITZ.

Good in a crisis – Volga’s TMP line starts up on time

Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Volga Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia, along with ANDRITZ experts operating remotely, started up a new TMP line on schedule.

“Upgraded it. Switched it on. It all worked.” ANDRITZ SCREEN BOOSTER™

The testliner and fluting mill in Trebsen, Germany, used to send more than 1,000 tonnes a year of useable fibres to its rejects. Challenged by this obvious waste of resources, the mill asked ANDRITZ to help keep the valuable fibres in the production process. With ANDRITZ’s Dilution Water Upgrade in its tail-screening system, Trebsen is now using the fibres it once threw away, saving money instead of wasting it.

PK Varel - Safe hands

Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel, in northern Germany, had an urgent refiner problem. ANDRITZ not only solved it in time, but also helped prepare the mill for future expansion.

Biomethanol– forming a circular bioeconomy at pulp mills

Over recent times pulp mills have become much more than simply “tonnes per year” in terms of revenue. First came the added extra of energy and district heating, then extracts of tall oil and turpentine, now all sorts of areas for extra revenue are being identified at pulp mills. As a clear example – and with the help of ANDRITZ – Swedish market pulp giant, Södra, recently started up the world’s first biomethanol plant at its Mönsterås mill in Sweden.

Taking control

ANDRITZ and Resolute FP Clermont Mill in Canada created a world first recently by completely revolutionizing refiner load control and stability on two of its eight refiners. ANDRITZ’s Hydraulic Commander was the secret ingredient, with added bespoke automation.

Good in a crisis – Volga’s TMP line starts up on time

Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Volga Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia, along with ANDRITZ experts operating remotely, started up a new TMP line on schedule.

“Upgraded it. Switched it on. It all worked.” ANDRITZ SCREEN BOOSTER™

The testliner and fluting mill in Trebsen, Germany, used to send more than 1,000 tonnes a year of useable fibres to its rejects. Challenged by this obvious waste of resources, the mill asked ANDRITZ to help keep the valuable fibres in the production process. With ANDRITZ’s Dilution Water Upgrade in its tail-screening system, Trebsen is now using the fibres it once threw away, saving money instead of wasting it.

Fully remote commissioning of a new ANDRITZ baling line

We are taking digitalization to the next level – the Metris Performance Center at ANDRITZ supports you remotely during commissioning and start-up phases.

A big step forward

Vajda Papír sets up a greenfield tissue mill with ANDRITZ latest tissue and automation technologies.

Montes del Plata: Strengthening drying line performance

Running a pulp mill successfully requires that all processes, technology, and equipment work in harmony across the entire system with the whole chain being only as strong as its weakest link. Metris DryQ™ is the new intelligent solution from ANDRITZ, designed for monitoring data from drying systems, helping to strengthen a vital link in the production chain to optimize the drying performance.

Suzano: Smart bleaching = Major chemical savings at pulp mills

Suzano Imperatriz, located in Maranhão, northern Brazil, is one of the new breed of giant pulp mills. The mill has recently undergone a number of improvements including the implementation of a smart bleaching system from ANDRITZ that is making a real difference when it comes to chemical consumption.

Arauco MAPA - On schedule for the next phase

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world’s industries, shutting down operations and leading to the mass furloughing and laying off of workers and contractors. However, due to its massive importance to the country of Chile as well as to the global pulp and paper industry, Arauco’s MAPA project has continued, although in a much-adapted way.

Jass Fulda: From shutdown to top-quality paper in just nine days!

ANDRITZ is fully aware of what downtime means to its customers in the paper and board industry – however, to keep ahead in a competitive environment, rebuilding, updating, and refurbishing equipment is essential. The secret is to plan well in advance, shut down quickly, get the work done fast, and then be up and running again as soon as possible.

Äänekoski: Reinventing to get more from less

The pulp making process hasn’t inherently changed over the years; however, ANDRITZ has had a lot of success with reinventing processes and technology in and around mills to increase capacity, improve quality, and cut operating costs. The LimeWhite-H White Liquor Disc Filter is another game-changing development.

Pöls: One plus one is more than two.

Wood, pulp, and paper have long determined the fortunes of the Pöls community in Styria. Here Zellstoff Pöls AG produces longfiber sulfate pulp and kraft papers. With an additional production line based on the exceptional ANDRITZ PrimeLine paper machine, the Heinzel Group site is now focusing more than ever on the world market.

Arauco: In the middle of the MAPA project

Arauco’s MAPA project in Horcones, Chile is now in full swing; the earthmoving and foundation building has almost been completed and the civil works have started. ANDRITZ is a major supplier to the project and has been closely working together with Arauco, which will see the Chilean company become the third largest producer of eucalyptus pulp in the world. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

CMPC Maule: Going from strength to strength

CMPC Biopackaging – Boxboard and ANDRITZ have been collaborating successfully on ramping up mechanical pulp production for a number of years. The mill has gone from strength to strength, increasing capacity, to supply the demanding global market for high-quality, lightweight, folding boxboard.

Helsingør: An immaculate operation in green heat and power

ANDRITZ recently supplied the very first Bubbling Fluidized Bed (BFB) biomass boiler to the country of Denmark, which will assist in nationwide efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. The new boiler is installed at Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk’s new district heat and power generation plant, which is immaculate in design as well as operation.

PJSC Kyiv: „This is rare“

In Spectrum, we often have the privilege of reporting on new technological breakthroughs. But in this article about upgrading BM1 at PJSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill in Ukraine, that is not so much the focus. The new shoe press and calender from ANDRITZ have brought gains, true, but what was arguably most interesting in this case was …

Stora Enso Imatra: The only way is up

Stora Enso’s Imatra Mill, located in eastern Finland, is one of the world’s largest producers of liquid packaging board. Now, thanks to the latest ANDRITZ flash drying technology, the mill is also able to fully utilize its BCTMP plant, which can now produce dry pulp for its internal use, as well as for the market.

Arauco: The start of Arauco’s mapa project

Arauco’s MAPA project in Chile represents not only the most important expansion the company has ever undertaken, it is also currently the only major eucalyptus pulp project taking place in the world. The company operates five mills in Chile, one in Argentina, and has a joint venture in Uruguay, together with Stora Enso.

Laos - Empire of the sun

Sun Paper Holding Laos started up its 300,000 t/a greenfield pulp mill near the small town of Xepon, Savannakhet Province, Laos, last year after just 20 months from the signing of supplier contracts. ANDRITZ was chosen to supply various key technologies for the project.

Eldorado: BIG THINKING - BIG RESULTS. A self-operating mill

Autonomous automobiles use a variety of techniques to gather data about their surroundings and feed this data to advanced control systems that interpret the inputs and identify appropriate navigation paths. The development of autonomous pulp mills using Metris OPP is following a similar path – and Eldorado Celulose is an early adopter of this technology. The results have had a big economic payback.

Nettingsdorf: World first. Again.

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf has been something of a trailblazer through the years. It was one of the first paper mills ever to use a shoe press and one of the first to try out “continuous batch” pulp cooking. And now, they have another world first to report …

Holmen Hallsta: It’s all about customer satisfaction

When integrated Swedish mill Holmen Paper Hallsta wanted to further enhance its book paper production process, it called on ANDRITZ to carry out a rather unique project of utilizing two second-hand twin wire presses, and an existing, pre-used screw press to increase capacity and improve pulp quality for its PM 12.

Hilmer Andersson: Shredding waste into profit

In modern mill and wood processing plants, adding value all along the production chain has become a “must have”. ANDRITZ Universal Shredders provide a vital link in the chain by solving waste wood problems at the same time as turning them into valuable, sellable products.

Laakirchen: „ANDRITZ was the right choice“

On October 28, 2017, Laakirchen Papier AG in Austria celebrated production of its first containerboard reel: a milestone in an ambitious rebuild project that was of great strategic importance for the papermaker and for the main supplier – ANDRITZ. At the beginning of January 2019, more than one year later, PM 10 was running with basis weights of around 100 g/m2 at a speed of 1,300 to 1,330 m/min. CEO Thomas Welt comments, “We have achieved the goals set for speed development.”

A hidden gem in geotextiles

Manifattura Fontana in Italy recently doubled capacity by installing a state-of-the-art neXline needlepunch line supplied by ANDRITZ.

HELIOS shines bright at SCA Östrand

The largest engineering project northern Sweden has ever seen was completed recently with the doubling of capacity at SCA Östrand’s softwood kraft pulp mill. The project – named Helios after the God of the Sun in Greek mythology – is now setting a new global benchmark in high-performance pulp production. ANDRITZ supplied some of the latest key technology to the completely rebuilt mill.

Henan Tianbang: Taking Control

Henan Tianbang Group Paper Company takes enormous pride in the quality of its fine paper products that are known and used all over China, as well as being exported around the world. When the company decided to end its dependence on market pulp and produce its own mechanical pulp, ANDRITZ was the first to be called.

CETI: Working at the cutting edge

Major, definitive research into nonwoven raw materials, applications and production models and methods are all in a day’s work for the European Center for Innovative Textiles (CETI) in France. The latest ANDRITZ state-of-the-art air-through bonding nonwoven technology is right at the heart of the center’s globally renowned research.

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Holmen Braviken Mill: Small steps to big improvements

The Holmen Group’s Braviken Paper Mill, situated in eastern Sweden, has always prided itself on being at the top of its game when it comes to production efficiency and quality of final product. When it needed to further enhance its TMP’s capacity and efficiency – but crucially keep costs to a minimum – ANDRITZ was at hand to provide a tailor-made solution.

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Södra Cell Mörrum - Target: Zero fossil fuels

Södra Cell is one of those far-sighted northern European pulp producers that is constantly looking for ways to become fossil-fuel free and to make high-grade products in the most environmentally sound ways possible. ANDRITZ recently aided Södra Cell towards its sustainability target by supplying the latest in evaporation plant technology to its Mörrum mill in southern Sweden.

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UPM Schongau: We need to protect what we have

When you’ve been in business for 130 years, you learn a few things about adapting to change. So when Germany introduced new emissions targets, UPM’s Schongau mill stayed ahead of the game with a major upgrade of its bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler. Welcome to futureproofing.

ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls – a new force in consumables and services

Xerium acquisition boosts ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls to full-line supplier.

Chitianhua: BAMBOO TIGERS - Taison Group’s Twin PrimeLineSTs

Set among thickly bamboo-forested hills, interspersed by valleys with clear running streams and impressive waterfalls, the Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry’s tissue mill is one of the most environmentally important production facilities in the rapidly growing Taison Group. ANDRITZ recently supplied the mill with two PrimeLineST tissue machines including complete stock preparation to keep the growth on track.


It sits like a gleaming city surrounded by a sea of green. Fibria’s Três Lagoas pulp mill is now one of the world’s largest pulp making facilities. With the new Horizonte 2 line starting up at the mill in August last year, the company is on target to produce over 7.25 million tonnes a year of top quality, prime eucalyptus pulp.

Laakirchen: Ready for the future

a rebuild for premium production

OKI: All set to take on the world

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has often made it abundantly clear that its ambition is to be the No.1 supplier of pulp and paper around the world. The company’s latest 2.8 million tonnes a year pulp development, OKI, is a signal that those ambitions remain firmly in place. ANDRITZ supplied what is now the world’s largest recovery boiler to the mill, which is right at the center of the greenfield development in the province of South Sumatra, Indonesia.

Sun Paper: Helping to save the planet

Sun Paper’s Honghe mill, based in Shandong Province, China, needed a tailor-made handling system to process rejects from two OCC production lines feeding its PM 31 and PM 32 paper machines. ANDRITZ successfully delivered one system in 2016 which has been quickly followed by a second.

Bhadrachalam: Declaration of Independence

Indian packaging and paperboard giant, ITC Paperboard & Specialty Papers, is well on its way to achieving the challenging ambition of becoming 100% self-sufficient in local wood and fiber supply for its Bhadrachalam Mill in the state of Telangana, Southern India.

Äänekoski: A mill for the 21st century

Metsä Group’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill has been the talk of the global pulp and paper industry for some time now with its outstanding environmental efficiencies and ambitions for new products derived from wood. Starting up in August 2017, ANDRITZ supplied crucial technology to help make the Äänekoski bioproduct mill a showcase production site for the 21st Century.

A voyage of discovery – Partnering for success

ANDRITZ has been a firm and reliable partner in Celbi’s remarkable transformation which has seen it become a world leader in efficient pulp making.

Eldorado Celulose - Self-driving mill?

There is a lot of news available about Google, Uber, and the automobile manufacturers’ efforts to develop autonomous automobiles (i.e., unattended and self-driving vehicles capable of sensing their environment and navigating without human input).

Montes del Plata: Metris cloud engineering

Saves time and money

Riikinvoima: If you go down to the woods today ...

The classic children’s nursery rhyme continues … “you’ll be in for a big surprise”.

Stockholm’s Environmental Masterpiece

One of the world’s largest biomass projects, Värtaverket biomass CHP plant, has started up in Stockholm.

A world-class Recovery

An explosion hit the boiler in Pöls, leaving it irreparably damaged and needing a replacement. ANDRITZ took up the challenge.

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Making it all add up

ANDRITZ has recently completed four service operations in just four months at Mayr-Melnhof’s FS Karton Neuss mill.

LEIPA’s mission: environmental protection at all levels

ANDRITZ supported Leipa during the rebuild of the screening plant in DIP1.

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Iggesund: It must be good. It must be brilliant!

Following the latest in a line of investments, Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington, UK recently restarted its board machine after ANDRITZ rebuilt the press section – increasing capacity 10% and reducing energy consumption by almost 10%.

Paloma: Healthy Heart - Long, productive life.

The Yankee cylinder is the heart of a tissue machine. To keep the heart of their machines healthy, Slovenian tissue producer Paloma Hygienic Paper relies on on-site Yankee service from ANDRITZ.

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Starting up a dream

The opportunity to work on a greenfield mill project is the dream of many people in our industry. The people who helped create the 1.5 million t/a Puma Mill in Brazil exactly on time lived their dream.

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Mjölby: Winter warmth from the forest

ANDRITZ recently added to Sweden’s environmental commitment by supplying a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to keep residents of Mjölby warm in the winter – using renewable fuels from local forests.

St. Croix Tissue: Coming full circle

The Woodland mill in Maine was near extinction in 2010 when a company with a vision bought the assets, injected USD 180 million (EUR 155 million), and changed the course to value-added tissue production.

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Tembec: Red liquor. Green power.

The new ANDRITZ SulphitePower recovery boiler improves production costs and environmental performance at Tembec in Canada while providing steady, long-term revenue for green electricity.

Higher capacity, more flexibility, less energy

UPM’s recently completed investment project resulted in about a 25% increase in pulp production at the Kymi mill in Finland.

Never standing still

After ANDRITZ delivered the major chemical recovery equipment, it provided also technical services, rebuilds, upgrades, and modernizations to help keep the mill updated and efficient.

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High-quality fiber – perfect for top layer

Thanks to ANDRITZ new 3-loop deinking plant, lower-cost recycled fiber has been substituted for costly virgin fiber.

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Identical COMPACT twins? HAI!

“Hai” is Japanese for the English word “Yes!” Corelex Shin-Ei recently started up two identical ANDRITZ tissue machines at its greenfield mill near Mount Fuji. The machines are “Robust. Efficient. Environmentally friendly. Easy-to-use.”