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Andritz to deliver recycled paper plant in Italy

Andritz has received an order from the Italian Pro-Gest Group to deliver the complete waste paper processing plant and approach system for its new paper machine in Mantova, Italy.


The ANDRITZ FibreGuard LC pulping and detrashing system will be installed in both recycled paper lines.

Andritz will deliver the OCC (old corrugated containers) line for the top ply; MW (mixed waste) line for the back ply; paper machine approach system including Shortflow Deaeration; as well as the broke handling, fiber recovery, and reject handling systems. The scope of supply also includes engineering, erection supervision, start-up, commissioning, and training. Start-up is scheduled for September 2017.

A statement from Andritz says the state-of-the-art equipment supplied by Andritz fits with Pro-Gest’s requirements for high-speed paper production. The paper machine is targeted to produce 550,000 tons of fluting per year from 100 per cent waste paper.

Owned by the Zago family, Pro-Gest is Italy’s leading vertically integrated producer of packaging in corrugated board. The Group also includes an integrated tissue manufacturing division.

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