Graz, Austria, 23 June 2010 -- International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Kolicevo Karton, Slovenia, to rebuild the wet section (wire and press section) of board machine KM 2. The rebuild is designed to increase production from the current maximum of 140 m/min to 200 m/min, and to improve the quality of the folded boxboard (GC grade). Start-up is scheduled for December 2010.
Andritz Pulp & Paper will supply a headbox, a Fourdrinier wire section, and a shoe press. The machine’s cylinder mold formers will be replaced with a new Fourdrinier wire with an Andritz hybrid former. The existing wet section (including the press section) will be relocated to make room for additional drying cylinders to increase performance.
Kolicevo Karton is a member of the Mayr-Melnhof Group, the largest producer of folded boxboard in Europe and the leading producer of coated recovered cartonboard worldwide.
The Andritz Group is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,400 employees worldwide. Andritz operates over 120 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.
Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production, and systems for the production of plastic films. Andritz technologies are used for processing logs and annual fibers; producing chemical and mechanical pulps and recycled paper fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; generating energy from biomass; preparing paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers; producing paper, tissue paper, and board; calendering and coating of paper; and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.