Press Release

Andritz completes rebuild of PM2's dryer section at Smurfit Kappa's Hoya mill, Germany

Mon, Feb 18, 2013

GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 18, 2013 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of PM2's dryer section at Smurfit Kappa's Hoya mill, Germany. As a result, Smurfit Kappa - one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with more than 41,000 employees in 32 countries - can achieve its goals to increase capacity, improve product quality, and reduce energy consumption.

The rebuild of the test liner and fluting machine comprised the following ANDRITZ performance:

  • Complete dismantling of the dryer section and rebuild with new frame and new rolls, supply of a PrimeRun web stabilization system, ropeless tail-threading (PrimeFeeder), a film press (PrimeCoat Film), and a new energy-recovery hood. In spite of the average paper weight being reduced, the capacity could thus be increased by 17%, formation improved, and energy consumption significantly reduced.

  • In a second rebuild phase, the machine's output was increased again by 17%. In order to achieve this goal, ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER moved the complete reel and enlarged the after-drying section by adding a PrimeDry ST and a PrimeDry DT dryer section, as well as a PrimeRun web stabilization system. The new components have a design speed of 1,200 m/min, at a width at reel of 7,600 mm.


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