Consolidated net sales of $868 million in the third quarter of 2017 were $92 million, or 12 percent higher than the 2016 third quarter. This increase was due to $57 million of higher prices and a more favorable product mix, and higher volume in the paper and packaging segment. Net sales in the distribution segment increased $8 million due to higher prices partially offset by lower volume. The Company's average mill selling price of $698 per ton in the third quarter of 2017 increased by $72 per ton, or nearly 12 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2016 due to higher domestic and export containerboard prices, and higher kraft paper prices. Net income of $30 million for the 2017 third quarter was $1 million lower than the 2016 third quarter. Click Read More below for additional information.
The aim of the rebuild is to increase production as well as improve quality and the ecological footprint. Start-up is scheduled for 2023.
The scope of supply comprises:
*Rebuild of the wire section, including major modifications to the approach flow systems with new pumps, upgrade of three existing headboxes and the hybrid former, as well as a new 2-layer PrimeFlow AT headbox with the latest state-of-the art dilution water CD profiling for better high-end product quality
*New press section with two PrimePress X shoe presses for gentle, energy-efficient dewatering and bulk savings at higher dryness
*Rebuild of the pre-dryer section with PrimeRun web stabilizers for improved runability
*Upgrade of two under-machine pulpers in the area of the press and pre-dryer section
*Complete adaptation of the automation system to accommodate the scope of supply
*Machine clothings for the complete scope of supply
*Assembly, start-up and production assistance
The board machine KM3 has a design speed of 800 m/min and a wire width of 5 m. It produces folding boxboard (chromo duplex quality) with 230–450 gsm.
ANDRITZ will also adapt the automation system of the stock preparation lines for board machines KM2 and KM3 in Frohnleiten. The upgraded automation system will enable high equipment availability as well as fast and easy operation and maintenance. The modifications will be made in several stages, with final completion planned for 2022.
Mayr-Melnhof Karton is Europe’s leading board producer. With a capacity of 540,000 t/y recycling board, the mill in Frohnleiten, Austria, has the highest production capacity in the European cartonboard industry.