ANDRITZ successfully starts up new disc filter technology at Malaysia Lee & Man Paper

New ANDRITZ PrimeFilter D disc filter with CC Bagless sectors © ANDRITZ

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up next-generation disc filter technology with eight PrimeFilter D disc filters at Malaysia Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

The new PrimeFilter D is the latest ANDRITZ innovation in thickening and fiber recovery, enabling the mill to handle higher feed consistencies and higher-freeness pulp, even in the most demanding applications, while in parallel offering significant improvements in terms of operation and maintenance.

Malaysia Lee & Man Paper ordered a total of 15 PrimeFilter D disc filters for their four kraft paper production lines, applied as stock thickener and saveall disc filters in the white-water system of the PM water loops. After successful start-up of the first eight units, start-up of the remaining seven machines is planned to be accomplished by the end of the year.

Chen Liming, Project Director, Malaysia Lee & Man Paper, comments: “The new PrimeFilter D disc filters are able to handle higher-freeness pulp at our mill, which is especially important for kraft liner stock preparation. In parallel, the CC Bagless sectors used enable excellent operation in terms of fiber mat build-up as well as fiber mat knock-off, and we also expect a significantly reduced maintenance effort. The two-level shaft sealing is easily accessible and combines superior filtrate quality with highest reliability. This is a convincing package that will help us to run our production very efficiently in the long term.”

Malaysia Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited, established in May 2018, is one of the production locations of Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. and has four wet pulp production lines and four paper production lines, with an annual capacity of 300,000 tons of packaging paper.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 27,200 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

Source: Andritz