Graz, Austria 19 August 2011 -- International technology Group Andritz has received an order from SCA Hygiene Products GmbH to supply equipment for the expansion of the deinking plant for paper machine no. 4 at its Ortmann mill in Austria. Start-up is scheduled for June 2012.
The scope of supply for Andritz is a complete dispersing and high-consistency bleaching stage (screw press, disperser, and high-consistency bleach tower, including screw conveyor transport system), rebuild of the low-consistency cleaner plant and disc filter, process pumps, installation, start-up, and training.
The deinked pulp will be used to produce toilet tissue. This investment and the expansion to a two-loop deinking system will give the mil a significant brightness increase in the tissue grades, which are produced entirely from waste paper. In addition, the mill will be able to replace bright waste paper grades currently used with raw materials having lower ash content and further improve the water management of the deinking plant.
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, service, and sales companies all around the world.
Andritz Pulp & 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, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies available are used for processing logs and annual fibers; producing chemical and mechanical pulps and recycled paper fibers; recovering and reusing 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.