Andritz baling line with bale tracking to Sappi Saiccor

Andritz, Graz, Austria, will supply a baling line and bale tracking system to Sappi’s mill in Saiccor, South Africa. Start-up is scheduled for 2018.

The order comprises a 250-bale/hour baling line, machines to connect two existing production lines and bale tracking for the new and the two existing baling lines. While space is limited, no new building is necessary because of the space-saving design of the baling line.

Andritz also has an order to supply a new headbox and rebuild the pulp dryer to increase Saiccor’s capacity. The mill is one of the production facilities for Sappi Specialized Cellulose. It has capacity to produce about 800,000 tonnes/year of elemental chlorine free dissolving wood pulp (DWP), mostly for the export market. Sappi says that with Saiccor, the Ngodwana mill (also in South Africa) and the Cloquet mill (North America), Sappi Specialized Cellulose is the world’s largest manufacturer of DWP.


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