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

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.