Xerium to supply machine clothing, rolls technology for Fibria’s Horizon 2 Project

P&PC Staff
May 24, 2017
By P&PC Staff
May 24, 2017 - Xerium Technologies has been awarded orders for machine clothing and rolls technology for Fibria’s new pulp machine at the Tres Lagoas mill in Brazil. The new machine is scheduled to go online in the third quarter of 2017, adding 1.95 million tons of market pulp to Fibria’s annual production.

“We are delighted to be one of the suppliers for Fibria’s new pulp machine at Horizon 2 Project, in Tres Lagoas,” said Eduardo Fracasso, Xerium Latin America president. “We are very excited to participate in the commissioning of this new technology machine which will utilize some of Xerium’s most innovative press felts, conveyors belts and roll covers.”

The growing market pulp segment is a strategic target for Xerium, it says, as the company has developed machine clothing and rolls products designed specifically to support the demanding water handling requirements of newer machine configurations, promising to deliver higher production output with lower energy consumption.

For this new machine, Xerium will be supplying ProSeam XT seam felts and DryTrans ND conveyor belts. As well, it will supply AquaWell IIS, VersaTec, and Everguard roll cover technology.

“We look forward to partnering closely with the Fibria team to help ensure an optimum start-up with maximum pulp product quality, and the highest overall machine efficiency on the Horizon 2 Project,” he added.

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