BillerudKorsnäs, a leading manufacturers of packaging paper, invests into a new brown stock washing sideline. According to the announcement, the company placed an order for a new DD-washer with Andritz. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
With the new equipment BillerudKorsnäs expects to produce for the new board machine a high-purity pulp used for food packaging.
The scope of the technology provider together with the new washer includes four MC pumps and a pulp Screw Press with the Andritz’s control system. Washing capacities are over 6,000 admt/d/unit.
Earlier BillerudKorsnäs reported 33.2% increase of EBITDA amid 3.1% increase of net sales in 1Q2017 y-o-y.
The company is one of the leading manufacturers of packaging paper made from virgin fibers. It is headquartered in Solna, Sweden and emerged in 2012 from the merger of Billerud and Korsnäs and Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group.