Knauf Petroboard is rebuilding its KM 2 board machine at Kommunar mill in Russia. According to the announcement, the company placed the order for the rebuild with Andritz. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.
The board machine – with a basis weight range from 100-320 g/m2, a working width of 4,260 mm, and a design speed of 700 m/min – has an annual capacity of 155ktpa for production of gypsum board made of 100% waste paper raw material.
The rebuild includes the supply of a new wire section with three PrimeForm SW Fourdrinier wires and new PrimeFlow SW headboxes, one of which contains a PrimeProfiler F consistency profiling system. Andritz will also supply the main components in the approach flow systems for the top, filler, and back layers at KM 2.
About Knauf Petroboard:
Since 2008 the company is a part of the international Knauf group. It is focused on production of boards for packaging and gypsum.