BRUKS Rockwood designed stacker reclaimer for Fulghum Industries’ PCA project

BRUKS Rockwood, Alpharetta, GA, designed the Circular Overpile Stacker Reclaimer (COSR) for installation at the Packaging Corp. of America’s (PCA) mill at DeRidder, LA. The project consisted of the design and supply of the COSR and the associated conveyor equipment to process and transport wood chips. Designed to accommodate softwood chips and supplied to Fulghum Industries, the system stacks the chips at up to 600 tph, while having the ability to slew 270 degrees. The COSR has a full capacity up to 4,000,000 cu ft. Full-scale operations are expected in early 2016.

In 2014, PCA announced that, rather than converting DeRidder’s idled No. 2 paper machine (D2) to produce containerboard, it would convert No. 3 newsprint machine (D3) to produce lightweight linerboard and medium, and leave the newsprint business. D3 produced newsprint until mid-September 2014 when it was shut down, converted the re-started as a 355,000-t/y containerboard machine in October. The $115-million project also included a new 1,000-t/day OCC recycling system. By discontinuing newsprint production, about 100,000 tons of low-cost, virgin fiber became available for containerboard production, thereby reducing the amount of higher cost recycled OCC fiber required.

BRUKS Rockwood, www.bruks.com

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