Graz, Austria 19 November 2013 -- International technology Group ANDRITZ has started up the deinking system delivered to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) in Tamil Nadu, India.
“We are very pleased that we have been able to complete this important project for TNPL and the Indian pulp and paper industry successfully thanks to ANDRITZ technologies and the good cooperation with ANDRITZ,” says Mr. S. Udayasankar, Chief General Manager (Projects) of TNPL.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER has supplied a modern, 3-loop deinking system including two dispersers and a FibreFlow drum pulper for a capacity of 300 t/d. The furnish for the production of high-quality printing and writing paper comprises 80% SOP (Sorted Office Paper) and 20% OMG (Old Magazines).
TNPL produces newsprint, printing, and writing paper from bagasse. The paper mill started its production in 1984 with an annual capacity of 90,000 t and increased production to 400,000 t by expanding and modernizing. This has made TNPL the world’s largest bagasse-based paper mill (handling about one million tons of bagasse every year). TNPL exports one fifth of its production to more than 50 countries.