ANDRITZ will deliver high-consistency (HC) pulping, high-density (HD) cleaning and deflaking for processing the special type of broke.
December 01, 2022
Sappi Austria Produktions GmbH & Co KG has ordered key components for a new broke handling system from ANDRITZ for its mill in Gratkorn, Austria. The broke handling will be part of the production line PM9 producing high-quality wet-strength paper, such as label paper in the future. ANDRITZ will deliver high-consistency (HC) pulping, high-density (HD) cleaning and deflaking for processing the special type of broke.
Specific trials on pulping and deflaking of wet-strength paper were conducted at the ANDRITZ stock preparation pilot plant in Graz, Austria in advance. The trials were carried out with comparable raw materials from Sappi and confirmed the pulp properties and operating characteristics required by Sappi for the future. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.
Talking about the development, Mr. Flavio Froehli, VP Marketing & Sales at Sappi Europe says, “We are very pleased that we will also be able to produce wet-strength label paper at our Gratkorn mill in the future. This investment underscores our strategy to establish Sappi as the leader within the label sector, adding to the supply of value-adding products across our entire business.”
Sappi Austria is part of the Sappi Group, a leading global provider of sustainable wood fiber products and solutions, in the fields of dissolving pulp, printing papers, packaging and specialty papers, casting and release papers, biomaterials and bio-energy.