ANDRITZ pulp drying line at Bracell’s “STAR” project, Brazil, achieves new production world record

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The L2A pulp drying line at Bracell’s “STAR” project in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo, supplied by ANDRITZ, has achieved a new production world record.

On October 16, 2021, just 38 days after start-up, Bracell achieved a total of 4,385 air dry tons per day on a single line, which is a production world record. In terms of specific drying capacity, this corresponds to 428 tons per day and meter of working width produced on an ANDRITZ drying plant for a sheet width of 10.24 meters.

This impressive performance was enabled by ANDRITZ’s leading and proven EvoDry pulp drying system, with energy-efficient pulp drying based on the high-capacity Twin Wire Former technology and including airborne dryers, cutter-layboy and baling lines as well as being equipped with the Metris DryQ smart pulp drying solution.

The “STAR” project is one of the largest and most sustainable pulp mills in the world and meets the highest environmental standards. It features two flexible, environmentally friendly hardwood fiberlines for a capacity of 2.6 to 2.8 million tons/year of bleached kraft pulp or 1.5 million tons/year of dissolving pulp made from sustainably cultivated eucalyptus.

These outstanding results are based on the combination of customer and supplier partnership, good property management and technology as well as excellent planning and implementation.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient, and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,700 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.