Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

(News from RISI) The Chilean company Productora y Comercializadora de Papeles (SpA) has obtained a preliminary environmental license for a new tissue paper plant to be built at the Los Ríos region.

The license was issued by the Chilean Environmental Assessment Service (SEA)’s regional office.

Now, SpA’s tissue mill environmental report must follow the usual evaluation regarding the production process effects on the country’s southern province.

According to the report submitted to the SEA, SpA’s endeavour consists of a mill with capacity to produce approximately 2,700tpy of tissue, monolucid and specialty papers.
The plant will use second-hand bleached pulp, which hasn’t been considered up to par for commercial use at its original production site.

The company said: “It [this kind of pulp] is a useful raw material for the development of this kind of paper, which requires no transformation processes, but rather a structural rearrangement of its fibres, in order to meet the appropriated specifications for resistance, moisture and density.”

Currently, the total investment is estimated at around $1.45m and the company expects to complete the project and start up the plant approximately six months after the definitive environmental licenses are granted.

SpA also plans to install a 4,300tpy pellet production line at the site, which will provide power to the paper line.