ANDRITZ to deliver complete old corrugated containers line to Papel Prensa, Argentina

PrimeScreen X for improved energy efficiency, screening performance, and maintainability © ANDRITZ

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International technology group 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. 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 S.A., says: “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 comprises

  • 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.

This order further strengthens ANDRITZ's presence in the South American recycled pulp market.

Papel Prensa S.A. 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.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 30,000 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.