ANDRITZ successfully starts up complete LC pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard, Portugal

ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete continuous low-consistency (LC) pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard, Portugal.

The new ANDRITZ LC pulping system installed features several design upgrades:

  • FibreSolve FSR pulper with advanced rotor design for efficient slushing at lowest fiber loss and highest availability
  • Advanced ANDRITZ TrashTrap for reliable separation and removal of heavy and light rejects early in the process
  • State-of-the-art ragger which allows – in combination with the new pulper rotor design – superior forming, handling and removal of pulper rags.

The scope of supply also comprised a detrashing pump, FibreGuard detrasher, FibreWash Drum, cleaners and a RejectCompactor for further treatment of rejects. ANDRITZ provided the basic engineering as well as the supervision of erection on site and start-up via remote support.

Manuel Delgado, Plant Manager, Papeleira Coreboard says: „I´m very proud of our operators who managed the successful start-up despite the challenging circumstances caused by the pandemic. The ANDRITZ team provided excellent remote support from Austria.”

Papeleira Coreboard processes LOCC (Local Old Corrugated Containers) with a line capacity of 300 bdmt/d and a reject content of up to 10% to produce different types of coreboard. The company is part of the Arteche Paper Holding and manufactures paper, pulp and cardboard focusing on 100% recycled paper and cardboard as raw material for its production.