News: 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.
Former KEMPULP products and services complement ANDRITZ washing and MC-technologies – both for new plants and upgrades to existing lines. The company has a number of well-known products, most notably the COMPACT PRESS®, an advanced and well-established wash press.
The ANDRITZ DD-Washer based washing technology has gained a strong market position over the years, with hundreds of units operating on the world’s largest fiberlines. The COMPACT PRESS technology will complement ANDRITZ’s washing solutions, particularly in certain positions on washing lines where separate water circulations, reduced water consumption, reduced effluents, or higher discharge consistencies are important.
On the service side, ANDRITZ will continue to support existing KEMPULP customers with technical support, replacement parts, and methods to upgrade the performance of existing products with minimal investment.
The KEMPULP team has now been integrated into ANDRITZ’s Pulp & Paper organization. Most of the team is located in Karlstad, the heart of the forestry-based bioeconomy in Sweden. Members of the team collectively have decades of experience in the world of chemical pulping.