ANDRITZ to supply COMPACT PRESS® Washer to BillerudKorsnäs


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden to supply key process equipment to complement the main brown stock washing system preceding the side line for their board machine at the Gruvön mill, Sweden.

Start-up is scheduled for April 2021. The scope of supply includes an ANDRITZ COMPACT PRESS® Washer, one MC pump and a standpipe.

The ANDRITZ COMPACT PRESS® Washer is characterized by its small footprint and high availability including extremely good washing efficiency, thus ensuring the production of high-purity pulp used for food packaging. It enables production capacities of over 6,000 admt/d/unit.

Long-standing experience in chemical pulping technology has provided a strong foundation for the COMPACT PRESS® equipment and process know-how. There are over 125 very successful COMPACT PRESS® Washer installations around the globe.

This order once again confirms the excellent business relationship between ANDRITZ and BillerudKorsnäs. ANDRITZ also supplied the DD-Washer, MC pumps and a pulp Screw Press for the new brown stock washing side line, which was successfully started up in 2019.

BillerudKorsnäs is a leading player for liquid packaging board and a global leader in the production of high-porosity sack paper manufactured from primary fibers. In Europe, the company holds a leading position for primary fiber-based kraft paper, fluting, and pure white liner and is also one of the largest producers of cartonboard from primary fibers.