Russia’s Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill starts production of ECF kraft pulp
Starting from October 21, 2019 pulp production of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC has switched to utilization of hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent, thus displacing sodium hypochlorite used before. This change in the bleaching technology will let APPM fully produce bleached kraft pulp under ECF technology (without using chlorum).
The technology is a universally recognized industrial and ecological trend aimed at decrease of negative impact on the environment by means of considerable decrease of chlororganic compounds in the industrial sewage and finished product.
As told by Vladimir Moseev, head of APPM pulp production, ecologically pure product will allow to decrease adverse environmental impact owing to amelioration of ecological safety of the production, as well as to increase competitive advantage of Arkhangelsk APPM on the Russian and world market.
As previously reported, according to the development strategy APPM plans to raise total annual pulp cooking from existing 870.1 thousand tons to 1 mln tons.