Graz, Austria 12 October 2011 -- International technology Group Andritz has been awarded an order by Xinxiang Xinya Group Company, Ltd. (Henan Xinhai Paper Company, Ltd.) to supply key equipment, a new automation system, and services for the upgrade of a softwood chemithermomechanical pulp line that was transferred from Canada to China. Start-up of the new line, reconfigured by Andritz Pulp and Paper to one of China’s biggest hardwood mechanical pulping systems and based on patented technology, is scheduled for the end of 2012.
The pulp produced will be used primarily for board grades; however, the line provides the possibility to produce printing and writing grades in the future. The line capacity is 700 tons/day.
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 16,100 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 180 production sites and service and sales companies around the world.
Andritz Pulp and Paper is one of the leading global suppliers 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. The technologies available are used for the processing of logs and annual fibers; the production of chemical and mechanical pulps and recycled paper fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; generation of energy from biomass; preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers; production of 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.