Bülach, Switzerland, 23 July 2008 -- Andritz BMB will supply a curtain coater to the Cham Paper Group, Switzerland. The coater, marketed under the name PrimeCoat Curtain, will be equipped with a multilayer nozzle and integrated into an existing offline coating station at the Cham plant. Commissioning is planned for January 2009.
Cham Paper’s curtain coater will be used for specialty papers and for the production of novel coated papers with special surface properties and functions. The curtain coater can be operated with coating-free edge and holohedrally. The machine’s working width is 3280 mm and its maximum design speed is 1000 m/min. In addition to the curtain coater, Andritz BMB will supply a workstation with ventilation, extension of the air drying system, and assembly, commissioning, and training.
Cham Paper Group has installed coating systems and components from Andritz BMB for many years. The customer’s satisfaction with previous deliveries and successful cooperation with Andritz BMB were decisive factors for ordering the curtain coater.
Andritz BMB is an affiliate of the Andritz Group located in Bülach, Switzerland. The company originated from the former coating division of the Swiss Bachofen+Meier AG and is now part of the Paper Finishing Division of Andritz Küsters (Krefeld, Germany). The company develops and markets technologies and systems for the manufacture and finishing of nonwovens, board, and paper. Andritz BMB and Andritz Küsters employ about 450 employees in Krefeld, Germany, Spartanburg, USA, and Bülach, Switzerland.
The Andritz Group
The Andritz Group is a global market leader for customized plant, systems, and services for the pulp and paper, hydropower, steel and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of about 12,300 employees worldwide. It develops and manufactures high-tech systems at production, service, and sales sites around the world.
Cham Paper Group
The Cham Paper Group manufactures quality speciality paper grades. The company dates back to 1657, with headquarters still in Cham. The Cham Paper Group has four production plants, located in Switzerland, Italy, and Norway. With a total of eight paper machines and approximately 850 employees, the company produces 260,000 tons of speciality paper per year. In 2007, sales amounted to approximately CHF 450 million.