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SFT Group Rebuilding Relocated Machine to Fluting, Testliner at Russian Mill

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SFT Group, Russia, will rebuild and modernize a mothballed kraft paper machine after dismantling it at UPM's Kymi mill in Finland and relocating it to SFT's Kamenskaya mill in the Tver region, Russia. The company placed the order for handling the project with Andritz, Graz, Austria.

The machine will be rebuilt for the production of fluting and testliner and will have a capacity of 215,000 metric tpy (design speed 1,050 m/min, trim width 4,600 mm). As part of the rebuild, Andritz Pulp & Paper will deliver various machine components such as a PrimePress X press section, PrimeDry drying cylinders, and modifications to the wire and reel sections. Startup is scheduled for October 2012.

Andritz also will deliver a recycled fiberline, a paper machine approach system, and a broke handling line to SFT Group. The recycled fiberline will process 800 metric tpd of 20% mixed wastepaper and 80% OCC (old corrugated container) from Russia. The approach system will include a three-stage headbox screening system, a save-all disc filter, and under-machine pulpers. The scope of supply also comprises various process pumps and agitators for stock preparation, and the automation systems (process control and quality control).


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