Andritz to supply technologies and equipment to Alucha

17 July 2014 (Last Updated July 17th, 2014 18:30)

International technology group Andritz is set to supply new technologies and equipment to Spain-based Alucha for pyrolysis of rejects produced in the processing of liquid packaging board to manufacture paper.

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International technology group Andritz is set to supply new technologies and equipment to Spain-based Alucha for pyrolysis of rejects produced in the processing of liquid packaging board to manufacture paper.

The company has concluded a cooperation agreement with recycling specialist Alucha in this regard.

Known as waste, pyrolysis of rejects leads to reduced operating costs in industrial plants, especially in the pulp and paper industry, while contributing towards protecting the environment.

The fibres can be recovered by treating rejects from liquid packaging board and through pyrolysis the residual fraction is separated into aluminium, gas and oil.

According to the company, the recycled aluminium can be sold, and the pyrolysis gas and oil can be used to generate heat or electricity.

This will help in cutting down the total operating costs, while conserving natural resources.

"The recycled aluminium can be sold, and the pyrolysis gas and oil can be used to generate heat or electricity."

Andritz, which has experience in the reject treatment sector, said it will act as supplier, sales and licence partner under the cooperation agreement with the Spanish firm.

Alucha, which develops pyrolysis processes for industrial applications worldwide, also develops new recycling solutions for complex waste streams and pyrolysis processes are its core expertise area.

Global supplier of plants, equipment and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the Andritz Group operates more than 250 production sites, service and sales companies worldwide.


Image: Pyrolysis of rejects leads to reduced operating costs in industrial plants. Photo: courtesy of Andritz