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Andritz to supply reject treatment and sludge handling system to Palm

Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG has announced that it has received an order from Papierfabrik Palm GmbH & Co KG to supply the complete reject treatment and sludge handling system for their new paper mill in Aalen, Germany. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

In 2017, Andritz acquired Fransson Recycling Machines incorporating Franssons Universal Shredders into its portfolio.

The complete reject treatment system to be supplied by Andritz will include two Universal Rotary Shears UC1300 and one Universal Shredder FRX2000. The system will be able to handle light rejects and pulper rags.

These pulper rags will be processed without any manual intervention as they will be shredded directly at their point of origin underneath the pulper and can then be transported onwards on conveyor belts. The centerpiece of the sludge handling system is a Sludge Screw Press SCS, designed for high throughput, which will dewater the sludge very efficiently.

Headquartered in Aalen, Germany, Palm is one of the leading companies in the European paper industry. The Group is divided into Papierfabrik Palm, consisting of five paper mills for paper production, the Palm Packaging Group with 28 plants for the production of corrugated board, and Palm Recycling, consisting of two recycling companies.

All paper and corrugated board products are made of 100 percent recycled fibers from waste paper. Palm already has several Andritz sludge handling systems in operation in other mills.

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