Kruger Specialty Papers reached an important milestone earlier this year when Kruger’s Trois-Rivières facility delivered its first shipment of bleached thermomechanical pulp (TMP) which enabled the Wayagamack Mill to expand its product portfolio into a wider range of brightness levels. In total, $40 million were invested to build the new bleached TMP plant at Kruger Trois-Rivières and to upgrade production at Wayagamack. Launched in September 2017, Kruger’s SPEK project is a three-year initiative to develop new markets for the Brompton, Wayagamack and Trois-Rivières mills as part of the Company’s strategy to diversify its production and complement its product portfolio. Upon launching SPEK, Kruger also created its new Specialty Papers division which is leveraging the Company’s long-standing papermaking expertise, production facilities and customer service infrastructure to introduce innovative and sustainable high-quality products. Target markets for these new products include lightweight packaging for the food and retail industries, labelling and digital printing. Click Read More below for additional detail.
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper to supply a new ATMP (Advanced Thermo Mechanical Pulp) line to their mill in Hagen, Germany.
The ANDRITZ ATMP technology is a highly optimized process design with modular process steps that ensure enhanced fiber properties at reduced energy consumption. Start-up is scheduled for the final quarter of 2019.
ANDRITZ will refurbish second-hand machines that Kabel Premium bought from a former magazine paper production line in Germany. In order to meet Kabel Premium’s high demands with regard to energy efficiency and fiber quality, ANDRITZ will install several new, key equipment units: a new MSD Impressafiner to delaminate and impregnate chips even more gently and efficiently as well as new fiber centrifuges to guarantee superior fiber/steam separation. Two second-hand and refurbished ANDRITZ high-consistency refiners will form part of the first and second refining stages.The scope of supply also includes the DCS system, complete installation of the scope delivered, basic engineering, commissioning, and start-up.
The broad spectrum of ANDRITZ’s capabilities within the pulp and paper industry as well as its specialist know-how in the second-hand business were decisive in the Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper’s decision to place the order with ANDRITZ.
Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper has a long history as a well-known producer of top-quality printing paper. Established in 1896, the company has around 540 employees.