Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers' mill in Tamil Nadu, India, starts up Andritz deinking system that will allow mill to use recovered paper for pulp; mill's feedstock is 80% sorted office papers, 20% old magazines

GRAZ, Austria , November 19, 2013 (press release) – International technology Group ANDRITZ has started up the deinking system delivered to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) in Tamil Nadu, India. “We are very pleased that we have been able to complete this important project for TNPL and the Indian pulp and paper industry successfully thanks to ANDRITZ technologies and the good cooperation with ANDRITZ,” says Mr. S. Udayasankar, Chief General Manager (Projects) of TNPL.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER has supplied a modern, three-loop 300 t/d deinking system, including a FibreFlow drum pulper and two dispersers. The furnish for TNPL’s production of high-quality printing and writing papers consists of 80% SOP (Sorted Office Papers) and 20% OMG (Old Magazines).

TNPL produces newsprint, printing, and writing paper from bagasse. The mill started production in 1984 with a capacity of 90,000 t/a and has increased production to 400,000 t/a by expanding and modernizing. This has made TNPL the world’s largest bagasse-based paper mill (one million tonnes of bagasse per year). TNPL exports one-fifth of its production to more than 50 countries.

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