A 500,000 ton/year dissolving pulp mill in Brazil will take delivery of a fiber line, a pulp drying and baling line, an evaporation plant, a white liquor plant and a mill-wide automation system.

Valmet will supply the equipment for the project, which is tailored for high availability and energy efficiency. The mill-wide automation system offers integration with process analyzers. The delivery also includes Valmet industrial Internet solutions for the whole plant as well as basic hardware for connectivity.

The mill is part of Lenzing’s and Duratex’s joint venture named LD Celulose S.A., where Lenzing holds a 51 percent stake and Duratex a 49 percent stake. Start-up is planned for the first half of 2022. The dissolving pulp is a key raw material for manufacturing Lenzing’s wood-based textile and specialty fibers.