ANDRITZ for Mpact upgrade in South Africa

ANDRITZ has received an order from Mpact to upgrade a pulping line at its Mkhondo Paper Mill in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

The upgrade will boost the line’s capacity and improve the strength properties of the product. This will help the customer respond to the strong domestic and international demand for high-quality sustainable packing solutions.

Brian Smith, Project Director, Mpact, explains, “With the technological solution proposed by Andritz, we can increase our mill’s performance and make our production more sustainable at the same time. In addition, we get everything from a single source – three good reasons for choosing Andritz as a partner.”

Andritz will upgrade the entire neutral sulphite semi-chemical pulping (NSSC) line, which processes eucalyptus and pine to make fluting and liners. The comprehensive solution comprises key equipment for the wood processing, cooking, washing and refining sections to increase the line’s capacity from 225 bdmt/d to 365 bdmt/d and at the same time enhance product quality.

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