Andritz acquires Swedish chemical pulping company Kempulp
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Andritz, the industrial technology group, has acquired the Swedish company Kempulp, a specialist provider of process technologies for the chemical pulping industry.
Kempulp designs and markets technologies used in chemical pulping, including pulp washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching technologies.
The acquisition includes all of Kempulp’s intellectual property rights, technical expertise, tools, systems and inventory.
Kempulp has a number of well-known products and technologies in its portfolio, including the Compact Press, DualOx, DUFLOpump and DynaDisc.
“Kempulp’s products and process technologies will continue to be a strong player on the market, providing solutions that complement the Andritz technologies and equipment for specific chemical pulping processes – both for new plants and upgrades to existing installations,” says Joachim Schönbeck, executive board member of Andritz AG, in a release. “As a result, Kempulp’s process technologies and products will enable Andritz to offer optimized solutions to the benefit of its customers.”
The Kempulp organization will be fully integrated into the Andritz Pulp & Paper organization. Kempulp is located in Karlstad, Sweden and has approximately 30 employees.
Andrtiz Pulp & Paper is a global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue.