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Andritz to Rebuild Kraft Paper Machine for SFT Group in Russia
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Graz, Austria 15 November 2011 -- International technology Group Andritz has received an order from SFT Group, a rapidly growing packaging producer in Russia, to rebuild and modernize a mothballed kraft paper machine after dismantling it at UPM’s Kymi mill in Finland and relocating it to SFT’s Kamenskaya mill in the Tver region, Russia.

The rebuilt and modernized board machine for the production of fluting and testliner will have an annual capacity of 215,000 tons (design speed 1050 m/min, trim width 4600 mm). As part of the rebuild, Andritz Pulp & Paper will deliver various machine components, including a press section, drying cylinders, and modifications to the wire and reel sections. Start-up is scheduled for October 2012.

Andritz Pulp & Paper also will deliver a recycled fiber line, a paper machine approach system, and a broke handling line to SFT Group. The recycled fiber line will process 800 tons/day of 20% mixed waste paper and 80% old corrugated container (OCC) from Russia. The approach system will include a three-stage headbox screening system, a save-all disc filter, and under-machine pulpers. The scope of supply also comprises various process pumps and agitators for stock preparation, and the automation systems (process control and quality control).

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 16,700 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.


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