Breaking World Records

With our patented technologies, we are once again breaking world records and pushing steel construction to a new level. The high-precision MG (machine glazed) steel cylinder with a diameter of 24 feet (7.315 m) and a weight of 196 tons had a long journey from our workshop in Hungary to Pöls, Austria. In order to be able to transport the gigantic cylinder, it had to be manufactured in two halves. Maneuvering 550 kilometers of road with numerous obstacles, lane changes and about a dozen tunnels forming barriers that required precise work of exceptional accuracy – a logistical masterpiece. When the cylinder arrived on site, the two halves were assembled and welded together.

A huge crawler crane with a balancing weight of 650 tons was used to lift the gigantic cylinder into the machine hall through the roof. Again, this steel cylinder is the largest, welded,  highprecision MG cylinder in the world. It is the key component of a new PrimeLine MG paper machine for the production of specialty papers.

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.

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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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ANDRITZ & Novimpianti - Mutual respect

More than three decades ago, Pietro Saccomano co-founded Novimpianti, an Italian firm specializing in air systems and reducing energy consumption. Earlier this year, Novimpianti became ANDRITZ Novimpianti, part of the ANDRITZ Paper & Tissue Division. We spoke about the deal with Pietro Saccomano and Klaus Gissing, ANDRITZ Paper & Tissue.

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Market Trends: PULP TRENDS

“The good times are returning” according to Oliver Lansdell, Director, Hawkins Wright, provider of market intelligence and analytical services to the international pulp, paper, and biomass industries. And it seems the pulp industry, in particular, is enjoying something of a renaissance. There are various reasons for this optimism, including increasing demand for virgin fiber content in tissue and hygiene products, the exciting growth of renewable packaging, and strong demand in niche applications such as wood-based textile fibers and other new markets in the bioeconomy.

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