International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to upgrade the wet lap plant of Thai Paper Co., Ltd. at its Wangsala pulp mill in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for July 2017.
ANDRITZ will supply major components for an upgrade of the 2.4 m wide ANDRITZ twin wire press, installed in 1990 and used in a wet lap application. The scope of supply includes the following:
- Rebuild to floating wedge zone
- Grooved stainless steel pre-press rolls
- Newly designed split press roll system
- Pressure loading device for the drive rolls
- New drive system
The ANDRITZ delivery also comprises erection work supervision and start-up of the plant.
Thai Paper is part of the packaging business section of the Siam Cement Group (SCG). The company is a leading manufacturer of high-quality packaging papers in Thailand and the biggest manufacturer of these paper grades in Southeast Asia. SCG Packaging has manufacturing locations in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia and generates annual sales of around 1.9 bn. euros.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.