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Bracell acquires four new high-speed tissue production lines

The four tissue paper machines are of the PrimeLineTM W 2000 type, with a design speed of 2,100 m/min

The Brazilian Bracell SP Celulose Ltda, one of the largest producers of dissolving pulp and specialty pulp in the world, acquired four new tissue production lines from ANDRITZ for its mill located in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo. The start-up is scheduled for 2024.

The four tissue paper machines are of the PrimeLineTM W 2000 type, with a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a working width of 5.68 meters. They are equipped with full cantilever shoe presses for gentle dewatering and easy maintenance and 18 ft. steel Yankees with steam-heated hoods for energy-efficient drying.

The new mill will be self-sufficient in the consumption of steam and electricity for the drying process, making it one of the tissue mills with the lowest CO2 emissions in the world.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply – on an EPC basis including civil construction – includes the stock preparation systems that will process slush pulp from Bracell’s own pulp mill, rewinders and roll handling, as well as roll covers, machine clothing, shoe press belts, and additionally more than 100 units of high-efficiency process pumps.

All four lines will be equipped with the Metris X integrated distributed control system (DCS), which ensures optimal plant operation. The combination of advanced data analytics, automatic condition monitoring system with Metris Vibe, integrated high-end advanced process controllers (APCs), artificial machine intelligence (AI), the implementation of digital twins and operator training simulators (OTS) support the rapid commissioning and optimal operation of the plants throughout their life cycle. Assistance in maintenance processes completes the package.

The new lines will produce household paper, such as toilet paper, napkins, handkerchiefs, towels and facial tissue.

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