Klabin promotes sustainability with Metso’s new kraft pulp mill liquor cycle management technology
The new Metso Metra analyzer enables high process throughput and efficiency while contributing to mill’s pursuit of sustainable development.
Klabin S.A., Brazil’s biggest producer and exporter of paper, has chosen the new Metso Recovery Analyzer – Metso Metra – for its Otacilio Costa mill, the biggest kraftliner mill in South America and Klabin’s second biggest plant. By applying this advanced online measurement, the kraft pulp mill will be able to raise the quality and strength of its cooking liquor, react faster to disturbances and increase process output, all contributing to promote sustainability in its processes.
Metso Metra represents the latest generation of fully automatic titrators for chemical recovery optimization. In addition to well-proven causticizing measurements, it may feature unique online reduction degree measurement technology as an option. This analyzer, together with process optimizing controls, enables more environmentally friendly recovery boiler operation, higher process throughput, maximum uptime as well as savings in makeup and cleaning chemicals and fresh lime costs.
The two companies’ cooperation goes back many decades. On several occasions, the mill has applied Metso’s innovative solutions to increase the efficiency of its processes.
Metso’s analyzer offering is today the global market leader and industry benchmark in many measurements. Metso Metra is yet another innovative analyzer that has been built on years of experience. Since its introduction in October 2012, it has been well received by pulp mills around the world. In addition to Klabin, orders have been received from mills in North America, South America, Germany and the Nordic countries.
Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).
The management of the company is steered by Sustainable Development, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability with social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is signatory to the UN Global Compact and counts on suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
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Renato Onofre, Product Manager, Automation, Metso, Brazil