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Cartulinas CMPC Maule first to buy PulpEye in Chile

The Maule mill has an output capacity of 380,000 tonnes folding boxboard per year.

The Chilean folding boxboard maker Cartulinas CMPC S.A has bought two PulpEye online analyser systems to its mill in Maule, one of the world's biggest folding boxboard mills. This is the first PulpEye order to Chile. One system will be installed in the BTMP pulp mill and the other in the board mill's stock preparation.

Cartulinas CMPC S.A., an affiliate of Empresas CMPC S.A., manufactures and markets folding boxboard since 1951. Cartulinas CMPC S.A. produces its folding boxboard products in two mills, one located close to the city of Valdivia and the other in the Maule region. Inaugurated in 1998, the Maule mill is located 280 km south of Santiago and has an annual output capacity of its board machine of 380,000 tonnes per year in the grammages 200 – 400 g/m2.

The PulpEye analyser for the BTMP production is initially equipped with modules measuring fibre and shive modules and the blow line sampler RefinerEye. In the stock preparation the PulpEye unit is equipped with a module for freeness. The order also includes a complete control package as well as the new PulpOnTarget package for calculation of bulk and strength properties on the end product.

"When the PulpEye online analysers are installed we will get an even better on-line measurement and hence an improved on-line process control," says Jorge Aldana, Technical Director at CMPC Papeles Business Line. "By having continuous data from the pulp production we will get reliable prediction of critical variables in the board machine, which will increase productivity and quality even further."

"The PulpEye delivery to Cartulinas CMPC Maule is an important breakthrough into the Chilean pulp and paper industry for this top of line technology," says Juan Carlos Ruiz, Regional Manager at Elof Hansson International in Chile. "I am very satisfied that Cartulinas CMPC Maule, one of the biggest folding boxboard mills in the world, will make good use of the technical possibilities offered by PulpEye equipment in their production."

Maule mill, one of the two mills operated by Cartulinas CMPC S.A., affiliated of Empresas CMPC S.A. began operating in 1998. This CMPC mill is currently one of the most modern cartonboard mills in the world, having an annual output of 380.000 tonnes. In addition, the production process is equipped with a state-of-the-art control system that enables an efficient, high quality, and environmentally friendly operation highlighting the FSC® and PEFC ™ chain of custody certification. It is located 250 km south of Santiago in the Maule region.

The Elof Hansson Group (Gothenburg - Sweden, founded in 1897) conducts international trade in forest, industrial and consumer products across the world. Through its Industry Division, the products and services are offered worldwide within three business segments: Equipment & Components, Special Projects and Pulp & Paper Projects.

PulpEye is an innovative measurement technology Swedish company, focusing on online applications and services in the pulp and paper industry, with the whole world as its market. The main product is the PulpEye pulp analyzer. Their offices are located in Örnsköldsvik, Sundsvall, Västerås (Sweden) and in Ottawa and Vancouver (Canada).

Source: PulpEye

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