International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) to rebuild a disc filter at their pulp mill in Ortviken, Sundsvall, Sweden. After the rebuild, the production capacity of the disc filter (originally supplied by ANDRITZ) will be tripled to 900 bdmt/d, and the filtrate flow will be increased to a maximum of 130,000 l/min. The refurbished disc filter will ensure the requested throughput at different beating degree levels, ranging from 300 to 700 CSF, for the production of various high-quality pulp grades. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter 2022. The ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises the main disc filter components, such as: *New hollow shaft with high-volume filtrate channels – the largest-volume filtrate channels ever designed for an ANDRITZ disc filter *396 ANDRITZ SuperFlow sectors for 22 filter discs with customized filter bags *State-of-the art disc guiding system *New filtrate valve with automated adjustment to the different beating degrees *New knock-off and cleaning shower systems *New repulper screw *On-site services for installation and start-up as well as supervision of start-up
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement regarding an affirmative and preliminary ruling in a circumvention inquiry, involving uncoated paper sheeter rolls from China on existing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders.
“AF&PA supports the enforcement of free and fair trade laws. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary ruling in a circumvention inquiry into uncoated paper sheeter rolls from China is a positive step to ensure the U.S. paper industry operates according to fair trade principles in a highly competitive global market.
“This preliminary ruling is based on an impartial, transparent process that abides by international rules and a set of facts and evidence. AF&PA believes U.S. government enforcement of domestic and international trade rules will help safeguard the health of the U.S. paper industry, allowing markets to function properly.”
Additional Background: A circumvention inquiry can occur under United States law when evidence suggests that goods subject to an antidumping duty (AD) or countervailing duty (CVD) order is completed or assembled in the U.S. from parts and components imported from the country subject to AD/CVD orders, and the process of assembly or completion in the U.S. is minor.