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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 08:09

ANDRITZ to supply wet lap plant rebuild to Kimberly-Clark, Germany

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kimberly-Clark GmbH to supply components for rebuild of the wet lap plant at its Coblenz mill, Germany. Kimberly-Clark produces pulp from waste paper in Coblenz, which is used to make various sanitary papers. The aim of the rebuild, which is to be completed in December 2016, is to increase the plant capacity and enhance operating reliability.

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Twin wire press for pulp dewatering PHOTO: Andritz

The scope of supply includes rebuild of the 1.2 m wide twin wire press and heavy-duty press. A floating wedge zone, a new filtrate drainage design, grooved stainless steel pre-press rolls, a pressure loading device for the drive rolls, and a new drive system are to be installed in the twin wire press. At the heavy-duty press, the frame will be replaced and a new drive system installed. The scope of supply also includes supervision of erection work and start-up.

ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 24,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and 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 treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer 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 panelboards (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.

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