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ANDRITZ to Deliver Complete OCC Line to Papel Prensa in Argentina

ANDRITZ PrimeScreen X Included in ANDRTIZ order is a PrimeScreen X, which features improved energy efficiency, screening performance, and maintainability.

Dec. 21, 2023 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Papel Prensa S.A. to supply a complete old corrugated containers (OCC) line including a reject handling system to its mill in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In its initial production phase, the new line will process 180 t/d of local OCC.

According to ANDRITZ, the line's processing capacity can be easily increased through a minor adjustment to configuration to support the expected rise in pulp demand for the production of corrugated paper. The new line will provide high pulp quality at cost-efficient and resource-saving operation, with the latest technology available.

Diego Colabardini, CEO of Papel Prensa, said, "Our goal is to produce top-quality paper while reducing our environmental footprint through the efficient use of energy and natural resources, based on our strategy of promoting circular economy in a sustainable business. ANDRITZ's advanced technology and extensive experience in pulping will help us achieve this goal."

ANDRITZ's scope of supply includes:

  • the complete LC pulping system with a FibreSolve FSR pulper and an innovative detrashing system to ensure superior slushing of the raw material at minimum fiber loss
  • the protection cleaning, fractionation and screening stage including a PrimeScreen X with newly developed PrimeRotor for high screening efficiency at lower power consumption
  • an innovative reject handling system featuring a Reject Compactor ReCo to dewater the rejects to the highest possible dry content
  • erection supervision, commissioning, start-up, and training

Start-up of the new line is scheduled for 2024.

About Papel Prensa

Papel Prensa is a leading Argentinean paper manufacturing company with the country┬┤s highest paper production volume. The company specializes in the production of newsprint, printing paper, and packaging paper.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue.


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