Andritz secures Russian packaging contract

16 November 2011 (Last Updated November 16th, 2011 18:30)

International technology group Andritz Pulp & Paper has secured an order from Russian packaging producer SFT to rebuild and modernise a mothballed kraft paper machine.

International technology group Andritz Pulp & Paper has secured an order from Russian packaging producer SFT to rebuild and modernise a mothballed kraft paper machine.

Andritz said the machine will first be dismantled at UPM's Kymi mill in Finland and then relocated to SFT's Kamenskaya mill in the Tver region, Russia, where it will be modernised.

The board machine is expected to restart operations in October 2012 and will be used for the production of fluting and testliner with a capacity of 215,000t a year.

Andritz will deliver a recycled fibreline, a paper machine approach system, and a broke handling line. The recycled fiberline will process 800t a day of 20% mixed waste paper, along with 80% old corrugated container from Russia.

A three-stage headbox screening system, a save-all disc filter, and under-machine pulpers will also be included in the approach system.

Andritz will supply various machine components such as a PrimePress X press section and drying cylinders, the modification of wire and reel sections, process pumps and agitators for the stock preparation, as well as the complete automation systems.