Metso to Supply Japan's Hyogo Pulp Industries with New Pulp Drying Line

Hyogo Pulp's new pulp drying line will have a production capacity of 770 air dried tons per day.

Feb. 4, 2013 - Metso said that it will supply Hyogo Pulp Industries, Ltd. with a pulp drying line for its mill in Tanigawa, Japan.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

The scope of Metso’s supply includes a pulp drying line excluding the building and civil works. The main parts of the delivery are a wet end, a pulp dryer, a cutter layboy and a baling line.

According to Metso, Hyogo Pulp has been shifting from market pulp production with wet lap machine for domestic supply into exporting pulp to China, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia and therefore Hyogo Pulp need to change to production of fully dried pulp.

The capacity of the new pulp drying line will be 770 air dried tons per day and the width at the cutter layboy 3.9 meters, Metso said.

Start-up of the line is planned for the last quarter of 2014.

Hyogo Pulp Industries, Ltd. is a family-owned company, founded in 1955. It is located in Tanba city, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. The company is the only producer of various types of unbleached kraft market pulp in Japan and leading the unbleached kraft pulp market in East Asia. The company’s annual capacity is 200,000 tons and the number of employees is 140. The company also provides biomass energy to a regional energy company.