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ANDRITZ to present latest product developments for the film stretching industry at K 2013

ANDRITZ Biax welcomes its customers to K 2013
International technology Group ANDRITZ will present a new high-speed film stretching line built for speeds up to 600 m/min and the innovative MESIM technology (Mechanical Simultaneous Stretching System) at the K 2013 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, from October 16-23.

“Our main goal is to develop customized technologies that enhance the productivity of customers’ plants, minimize operating costs, and increase energy efficiency and environmental protection,” says Gernot Czerny, Vice President of ANDRITZ Biax. The focus at K 2013 will be on the latest ANDRITZ Biax developments:

Introduction of the new high-speed film stretching line built for speeds up to 600 m/min, relying on proven technologies and combined with innovative new solutions. ANDRITZ will also present its new automation system for comprehensive local supervision, integrated safety functions, and advanced operator training capabilities.

MESIM: The stretching process in both longitudinal and transverse direction takes place simultaneously in only one step, including the option to adjust the stretching ratio over a wide range. At reasonably low investment costs, the resulting film products are outstanding due to their particularly high optical, chemical, as well as physical quality. The MESIM technology by ANDRITZ Biax enables processing of high-temperature resins such as PI, PEEK and PTFE, orientation of EVOH barrier film structures, an extra-ordinarily wide range of shrink ratios, and exact stretching with 100% clip control. These advantages are currently not offered by any other sequential stretching solution on the market.

Both technologies will be presented at K 2013 at the ANDRITZ Biax booth (hall 3, booth C17) every day starting at 12:00 noon (high-speed line) and 12:30 p.m. (MESIM).

For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,800 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.