The declared capacity of the machine in Krasnokamsk is 220 thousand tons of FBB-cardboard / year, in Dobrush – 200 thousand tons. These are the first such machines in Russia and Belarus.
“In parallel with the installation of systems and assemblies of KDM by the Austrian manufacturer Andritz, finishing works are being carried out in the new administrative building,” says Sergey Laptev, head of the KDM facility at KAMA Paper and Karton.
– In the near future, we are preparing to accept water for flushing process pipelines and auxiliary systems.
At the moment, the company is completing the installation of the steam-condensate system of the cardboard machine. A program of hydraulic tests has been prepared, preparatory work has begun for filling and pressure testing of pipelines.
Hydraulic tests started directly from today.
In general, as of the beginning of September, the level of readiness of the equipment of the first KDM in Russia for the production of coated cardboard is 87%.
The installation of the hood of the drying part is being completed, on which the fittings are being installed, the drives of the upper and lower layers of the mesh part are being installed, the system for washing the press part shafts is being installed, in the calender and roll sections, it remains to complete the installation of hydraulic systems.
The auxiliary production facilities of the new KDM are at an even higher degree of readiness – the equipment of the new wood-preparation production plant has been installed and is ready for the start of idling tests.
The mechanical part of the bleached chemical-thermomechanical pulp shop has been almost completely assembled (the level of readiness is 97%): the installation of a powerful 15 MW refiner, auxiliary equipment, control and measuring systems has been completed, preparations are underway for commissioning and flushing of pipelines.
The KDM technology assumes the production of coated cardboard from bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BHTMM) from aspen.
In Belarus, the construction of a factory for the production of coated cardboard on the basis of the Dobrush paper mill. The Hero of Labor is supervised by the state concern Bellesbumprom.
“The equipment will be ready for launch at the end of this year,” says the chairman of the concern, Mikhail Kasko. – Further, tuning for the production of products of specified characteristics will be carried out.
At the moment, the woodworking shop and the plant’s CHP are being prepared for operation, server equipment and automated production control systems are being installed, the territory is being landscaped and production facilities are being prepared for operation.
The site also employs representatives of an Austrian company who perform the configuration of the equipment (the manufacturer of the equipment installed here).
The created capacities will fully satisfy the consumer market of Belarus in coated cardboard.
The plant will annually produce 170 thousand tons of coated cardboard for packaging pharmaceutical, printing and cosmetic products and 30 thousand tons of coated cardboard for tetra-pack packaging materials.
Production capacity will be increased gradually starting from 2021. Production should reach full production capacity by 2023.