Andritz to Rebuild Board Machine for SFT Group in Russia

Nov. 17, 2011 - Andrtiz said that it has received an order by 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 modernized board machine will have a capacity of 215,000 tpy (design speed 1,050 m/min, trim width 4,600 mm) for the production of fluting and testliner. Start-up is scheduled for October 2012.

Andritz Pulp and Paper will deliver a recycled fiberline, a paper machine approach system, and a broke handling line. The recycled fiberline will process 800 tons per day of 20% mixed wastepaper and 80% OCC (Old Corrugated Container) 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 includes various machine components such as a PrimePress X press section and drying cylinders, the modification of wire and reel sections, process pumps and agitators for the stock preparation, as well as the complete automation systems (process control and quality control), Andritz said.

SOURCE: Andritz