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Pulp Dryer Machines at Klabin Puma Unit breaks production records in September

In September 2019, Klabin Puma Unit’s Pulp Dryer Machine 26 reached the production record of 1,408 ADt/d, its nominal capacity being 1,300 ADt/d. The machine was provided by Valmet and produces softwood and fluff pulp. In the same month Pulp Dryer Machine 25, which produces eucalyptus wood pulp, reached the production record of 3,710 ADt/d.

“Klabin and Valmet has an excellent and long business relationship. With a highly qualified team and solutions that meet our needs, the technology offered by Valmet was essential for reaching these milestones at the pulp production in Puma Unit” – Francisco Razzolini, Director of Industrial technology, Innovation, Sustainability, Projects and Pulp Business at Klabin.

“These milestones reflect the work Valmet is doing with Klabin, which supports the operations in many ways. For example through the Field Services team, remotely with Valmet Performance Center and especially by our Mill Maintenance Operations team that guarantees the operational and machanical availability,” says Valmet’s Area President for South America, Celso Tacla.

Klabin's PUMA pulp project

The construction of a large-scale pulp facility is not an easy task. A greenfield project includes tonnes of equipment and thousands of people, from the project design phase to groundbreaking works, erection, commissioning, and the final start-up process. The key is to successfully gather different stakeholders from multidisciplinary teams.