Tuesday, July 4, 2023
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Mpact Operations (Pty) Ltd. (“Mpact”) gives the responsibility to the international technology company ANDRITZ to modernise a pulping line at its Mkhondo Paper Mill in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
The improvement will increase the line’s capacity and enhance the product’s strength attributes. This would enable the client to meet the significant domestic and global demand for premium sustainable packing solutions.
As 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 provide fluting and linerboard for the production of containerboard. The comprehensive ANDRITZ solution comprises key equipment for the wood processing to increase the line’s capacity from 225 bdmt/d to 365 bdmt/d and at the same time enhance product quality.
The whole project is estimated around EUR 60 million.