Month: July 2018

ANDRITZ pulp drying plant achieves new world record at UPM’s Kymi mill, Finland

The ANDRITZ pulp drying plant installed at UPM’s Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland, achieved a new record production capacity of 2,452 tons per day on May 31, 2018. Photo: Andritz

The ANDRITZ pulp drying plant installed at UPM’s Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland, achieved a new record production capacity of 2,452 tons per day on May 31, 2018. In terms of specific drying capacity, this equals 389.2 tons per day and meter of working width on the 6.3m 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…

Sappi to fund research on Artificial Intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero

Sappi to fund research on Artificial Intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic (printing and writing) paper and biomaterials, is pleased to announce its support as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme . The 3-5…

Sappi approves construction of demonstration plant for Xylitol & Furfural production in line with strategic biorefinery plans

Ngodwana Mill night shot
Credit: Sappi

Sappi has announced further progress in the development of its biorefinery capacity with the confirmation that it will construct a demonstration plant to further scale up its novel Xylex® technology for the production of Xylitol and Furfural. The plant will be located adjacent to the existing sugars and lignin extraction plant at Ngodwana Mill. It should be operational early in 2019. Pending successful results and further approvals it is anticipated that Sappi may construct commercial Xylitol and Furfural plants adjacent…