New wash press leads to higher quality and increased efficiency

A new wash press has been installed in the bleach plant in order to improve the purity, in regards to odour and taste, and thus the quality of our BCTMP pulps. At the same time our production efficiency has increased. The start-up has gone very well and the wash press has also enhanced our quality level.

During week 40 a new wash press from Voith was installed in our two stage bleach plant. The position of the new press in the two stage bleaching leads to a better use of residual chemicals, which in turn leads to a more efficient bleaching.

“Waggeryd Cell always strives for a high and even quality of our products and our customers thus have high expectancies,” says Ulf Karlsson, MD, Waggeryd Cell. Our quality awareness includes the whole chain from receipt of wood chips to delivery. Pulp purity is very important for our customers as it has a direct effect on their board and paper products.”

“The wash press is one part of an investment programme of ca. 60 million SEK in total and the start-up has lived up to our very high expectations as regards quality targets and efficiency,” Ulf Karlsson finishes.

The new washpress
The new wash press has been installed in order to improve the pulp quality.
The new wash press from Voith was in operation from early October.

Investment in quality and efficiency

Further reduction of variability in the pulp

To meet the requirements of todays paper machines we are now installing an improved advanced quality control system to remain a leader in the production of the highest quality pulp with lowest variability at the highest level of efficiency.

All time high yearly production

2012 had a record production of 132,000 tonnes, which is an increase of 5,000 tons from last year’s record and is a part of our continued efforts to reach 175,000 tonnes.

The Swedish freight transport council’s award 2011

Award for innovative and environmentally friendly transports.

Waggeryd Cell is the winner of the Swedish freight transport council’s award 2011. This annual award is given to companies that has improved their freight handling, with emphasis on innovative and environmentally friendly transports.

The regional and national awards
The regional awards ceremony
The national awards ceremony

Maintenance shutdown May 2011

New technology has been installed to increase production, raise efficiency and improve the quality.

During the planned maintenance shutdown large parts of the plant was modernized and new technologies has been installed.

In the wood chip screening the old screen has been replaced with a new disc screen from Bruks.

The chip washing system has been modernized with new cleaners, pumps and tanks and the entire water system has been replaced.

The first stage refiner has got a new motor, where the installed capacity has been increased from 10 to 12 MW.

The white water treatment has been expanded and a new tower has been added to conserve water and energy.

In the flash drying system an environmentally friendly gas burner has been installed, and two of the old fans has been replaced with new variable-frequency controlled fans

One of the fans installed during the maintenance shutdown
The first stage refiner with the new motor
The new disc screen replacing the old screen.

New authority aproval of 175 000 ton.

Permission for 175 000 ton

From May 23 we have a new consession. We are now allowed to increase production from 125 000 ton to 175 000 ton per year.

Installation of a new chip receiving system

Installation of a new chip receiving system. The driver signs in using an id-tag, measures the weight and analyze the dryness of the chips. The display shows where to unload the shippment. Before leaving the driver gets a receipt of delivered goods. Thanks to the easy handling of the scale system and the dryness analyzis a delivery seldom takes more than 5-10 minutes.

The new system has a much higher throughput
Automatic weighing system from Flintab, with integrated moisture analysis from Mantex

Waggeryd Cell AB
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Phone: +46393 – 362 00
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