Andritz BEKP drying line at Altri Celbi, Portugal, sets newproduction world record

Portuguese pulp producer Celulose Beira Industrial (Celbi), asubsidiary of Altri, set a worldproduction record of 2456admt/d at its Leirosa mill inMarch following the modernization of the bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEKP) dryingline by Andritz, Graz, Austria.

In terms of specific dryingcapacity, Celbi achieved 503.3t/d and 4.88 m of sheet working width on the new dryingline. Andritz said that, basedon these results, it would bepossible to produce more than5000 admt/d on a single linewith a 10-m working width.This would mean a drying capacity of over 1.5 million t/y ona single line.

Celbi completed extensivereconstruction in 2015 and hasachieved several productionrecords since then using pulpdrying technology which includes the Andritz twin-wireformer and shoe press equipment.

Celbi’s eucalyptus pulp production capacity is 790,000admt/y.


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