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AV Nackawic changes production


September 6, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

AV Nackawic has made a production shift from hardwood paper grade pulp, to dissolving pulp. The Aditya Birla Group …

AV Nackawic has made a production shift from hardwood paper grade pulp, to dissolving pulp. The Aditya Birla Group member has successfully converted its product line, and now produces the main raw material used in the manufacture of viscose staple fibre, or rayon.

The company is pleased with the product it has churned out so far. “The initial quality levels exceeded our expectations,” president and CEO of AV Group Peter Vinall said. “We are able to quickly ramp up our production levels while continuing to develop our quality parameters, thanks to advanced cooking technology.”

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The facility is using Lenzing Technik pulping technology. Initially, the mill will produce a total of 190,000 tonnes of dissolving pulp that will be sent to plants in India, Thailand, Indonesia and China. While plans are underway to increase output, they remain contingent upon the availability of additional hardwood in New Brunswick.


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