SPECTRUM 40

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.

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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.

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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.

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Top class service at the end of the world

Due to its perfect climate for fiber growth, Chile has become a major pulp and paper making nation over recent decades, with some of the world’s largest producers now situated in the South American country. ANDRITZ has also grown its base in Chile, and now offers complete equipment sales, project management, service, and maintenance support for its thriving pulp and paper mills.

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TechNews: A robotic solution for a harsh environment

The recovery boiler smelt spout area is an unwelcoming and potentially dangerous place to work. However, essential regular tasks need to be carried out in the area for efficient and smooth operation of the boiler. A combined team of ANDRITZ design experts and workshop engineers have come up with a smart solution, the Smelt Spout Cleaning System, that enables essential work and maintenance to take place in a harsh environment.

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Benefits of customized roll technology and better analytics

A closer look at the way roll covers, spreader rolls, SMART™ technology and Rezolve predictive analytics improve paper machine productivity, enhance product quality, and reduce operating costs.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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A better way to boost screen performance

An innovative concept – ANDRITZ Screen Booster – helps any mill upgrade the performance of its Screen Room. The Booster modules – Basket, Bearing Unit, Rotor, and Dilution Rotor – were created to enhance any of four critical components in a screening system. Any one, or all, of these upgrades can be easily installed on a screen as needed, regardless of the original equipment manufacturer.

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Gaining your Automation Independence

Customers confide in us that a major source of pain is being locked into a single automation supplier with a control system that cannot be easily upgraded. Why can’t it be like their smartphone with an App Store where they can download and add functions with ease?

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Key Equipment: The case for Conventional Thinking

ANDRITZ is regarded as an innovator in developing technologies for the manufacture of premium tissue grades that are in high demand today. Yet the majority of the world’s tissue is produced using conventional dry-creping techniques. To serve this large market, ANDRITZ continually enhances the reliability and performance of its “standard” technology.

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A day in the life of ... Harri Makkonen

Harri Makkonen took over as Arauco MAPA Project Director for ANDRITZ on October 1, 2018. In July 2019, Makkonen moved to Concepción, Chile, together with his family after accepting the demanding challenge of being ANDRITZ Project Director for Arauco’s huge MAPA project. Makkonen’s family includes his wife Susanna and his 18-year-old daughter Matilda. Both support him in every way they can, and Makkonen is delighted to have his family with him in Chile.

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TechNews: TX68 Refiner features new feed system

ANDRITZ has designed a broad range of high-consistency (HC) refiners to meet the demands of pulp, paper, panelboard, and recycle producers. At the top of the line in terms of throughput and motor power is the TX68 twin refiner.

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Market Trends: GLOBAL PACKAGING TRENDS by Ken Waghorne, Vice President, Global Packaging, Fastmarkets RISI

The downturn in global manufacturing activity during the last year has created a difficult demand environment for many packaging grades. However, this is expected to be relatively short lived, since there are several factors that suggest better times are ahead, once the uncertainty on the manufacturing front eases. Global demand for packaging paper and board should grow 2.4% annually during the next five years, even if conditions remain challenging in 2020.

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Safety first in everything we do

ANDRITZ is always exploring ways to take the ever-important issues of Health & Safety to new levels. We have recently launched the internationally recognized IOSH Managing Safely courses for all employees engaged in responsible positions within our pulp and paper activities around the globe.

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Sapro: A clinical operation with maximized efficiency

The production area of Turkish specialist nonwovens producer Sapro is more like a group of clinical laboratories than the production hub of one of the world’s largest producers of wet wipes. And it’s not just super clean; the company has embarked on a journey utilizing Metris solutions that will see it become one of the most efficient wet wipe producers in the industry.

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FlowScanner multifunctional device for optimizing pulp process performance

The FlowScanner is a unique device that combines a moisture meter, a weightometer, and a foreign object detector all inside one machine using advanced Dual X-ray technology.

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Acquisition of KEMPULP enhances ANDRITZ’s chemical pulping portfolio

In summer 2019, ANDRITZ acquired the Swedish company KEMPULP, a specialist in providing technologies and services for key chemical pulping processes such as washing, oxygen delignification, and bleaching. This acquisition enhances and expands the solutions ANDRITZ offers to pulp producers.

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Makerthon – fast-tracking ideas into solutions

To create a practical solution, a prototype has to be actually made before it can be tested, developed, and evolved. Only then can it be proven to have potential for future applications.

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Did you know that ...

ANDRITZ Brasil again won ABTCP “Best of the pulp & paper industry” awards?

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Did you know that ...

ANDRITZ technologies achieve production record at Eldorado Brasil?

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Did you know that ... Mondi

… ANDRITZ and MONDI met to discuss major technology trends for the pulp and paper industry?

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