Andritz has successfully started up pulping and screening equipment delivered for VPK Paperʼs PM 6 at Oudegem, Belgium. The upgraded stock preparation line processes corrugated paper and board packaging grades, boxboard cuttings, as well as corrugated board and has a feed capacity to the existing low-consistency pulper of approximately 900 tons per day.
The modified pulping system improves contaminants removal in the pulping stage at reduced energy consumption. The additional coarse screening stage enhances fiber recovery and operating efficiency. The order comprised the supply of a new Andritz TrashWell for the existing low-consistency pulper, a de-trashing pump, a FibreGuard de-trasher, a ModuScreen D as the new, third-stage coarse screen, a spare and wear parts package, as well as training. This start-up confirms Andritz’s wide technological experience with more than 60 pulping and de-trashing systems for packaging grades installed around the world.
VPK Paper produces high-quality packaging grades, such as fluting, testliner, and gray board, out of 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard.