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ANDRITZ to modernize two OCC lines in Indonesia

ANDRITZ to modernize two OCC lines in Indonesia
A rendering of an ANDRITZ FibreFlow drum pulper that according to the company has high availability and excellent performance in fiber slushing and separation of coarse contaminants (image courtesy ANdtritz).

Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG (ANDRITZ) has announced that it has received an order from PT. Pabrik Kertas Indonesia (PT. Pakerin) to rebuild two existing old corrugated containers (OCC) lines for its mill in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Headquartered in Surabaya, PT. Pabrik Kertas Indonesia is a leading manufacturer of industrial paper and specializes in producing diverse packaging materials for both industrial and consumer goods.

Over 80 percent of its primary raw materials are sourced from waste products and renewable resources.

The modernization will considerably improve pulp quality to produce more competitive products with higher operational efficiency and reduced energy consumption.

The capacity of both lines will be increased to 500 t/d, utilizing 100 percent imported OCC as raw material.

The objective of rebuilding the two lines is to expand capacity and enhance product quality in response to the growing market demand. We were impressed by ANDRITZ’s innovative technology, which will help us reduce our carbon footprint. This convinced us to select ANDRITZ as our trusted partner for this strategic investment, said Suryomurti, Chief Financial Officer, PT. Pakerin.

Replace LC pulpers

To meet the unique characteristics of the raw material used by PT. Pakerin, ANDRITZ will install two of its patented FibreFlow drum pulpers, which will replace the existing low-consistency (LC) pulpers.

According to the company, the FibreFlow drum pulper provides efficient and gentle pulping of low-grade furnish, transforming it into high-quality pulp while minimizing fiber loss.

The technology also excels in removing coarse contaminants, and the single-drum machine design ensures optimal availability and requires minimal maintenance, resulting in very low operating costs.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply also comprises a new two-stage high-density cleaning system and a new coarse screening setup, which includes:

  • PrimeScreen X screens for higher screening efficiency, lower power consumption, and minimized wearing due to the latest top feed design and;
  • a highly efficient de-flaking screen paired with a slotted FibreWash Drum ensuring minimum fiber losses and superior reject removal.

Additionally, ANDRITZ will provide basic engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, startup assistance, and training.

The startup for the delivery, the value of which has not been disclosed, is scheduled for September 2024.

According to ANDRITZ, this modernization further enhances the company’s “strong position as a supplier of recycled fiber technology in Southeast Asia.”

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