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Pulp drying plant sets new world production record


July 17, 2018
By P&PC staff

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July 17, 2018 – The Andritz pulp drying plant in Kouvola, Finland has achieved a new world record for per day production capacity. On May 31, 2018, the plant hit a capacity of 2,452 tons.

In terms of specific drying capacity, it equals 389.2 tons per day and metre of working width on the 6.3-metre-wide sheet drying machine, which is a new world record for drying of bleached birch and pine kraft. The mill was started up successfully in 2015 and has achieved several production records since then.

The Andritz high-capacity pulp drying line enables efficient and quick switches between birch and pine pulp production within less than 23 minutes and ideally handles the wide production range of 1,550 to 2,452 tons per day.

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The high-capacity pulp drying lines feature:

• Highest capacities at highest operational reliability for any pulp grade thanks to proven pulp drying technology, including the Andritz twin wire former and shoe press equipment.

• Maximum production flexibility and adaptability for large production windows and short grade changing times.

• Stable operation and low maintenance due to high degree of automation.

The Finland mill is one of the world’s most efficient producers of softwood and birch pulp and is recognized worldwide for its high-quality products and excellent customer service.