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ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division - ITC pulp mill invests in new bleach plant

ITC pulp mill invests in new bleach plant


Sep 18 2020

ITC's Bhadrachalam pulp mill is set to invest around Rs 260 crores (estimated) in a new bleach plant, which will be supplied by Valmet. It will also upgrade its batch cooking and fiberline at its mill. ITC's pulp mill in Bhadrachalam, Telangana has invested in a new bleach plant, which will be supplied by Valmet and start operations by 2022. The investment also includes upgradation to batch cooking and fiberline at its mill.

“Valmet has been a trusted partner for our paperboard and chemical pulp lines and has constantly put efforts in research and development of the operation issues and input condition changes. For this reason, ITC's management chose Valmet as the supplier of the new bleach plant,” said Sanjay Singh, divisional chief executive, ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division.
 
Meanwhile, Varun Jain, director, India Region, Valmet, said, "Valmet and ITC have put a lot of effort into a thorough pre-engineering aiming at increasing the production, reducing operating costs and improving the fiberline’s availability. I am happy to say that the outcome is a state-of-the-art process solution combining existing equipment with the latest technology, which will allow ITC to increase its pulp production with improved pulp quality at reduced cost per tonne of pulp. This project is the result of good cooperation between ITC and Valmet, and we are committed to continuing to support ITC with the latest technology and strong local presence in India."
 
“At present our overall PSPD capacity is 7.5 lakh tonne per annum, out of which 6.5 lakh tpa alone is at Bhadrachalam. As part of our plan to reach 1 mtpa over the next five years, Bhadrachalam’s capacity will be increased to over 8 lakh tpa,” Vadiraj Kulkarni, chief operating officer at PSPD, ITC said earlier. He said the investments in the PSPD business are aimed at driving growth and competitiveness of the business through an indigenous sustainable paper value chain anchored on an afforestation programme that has greened over 7.5 lakh acres across the country.
 
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