Xerium awarded machine clothing and rolls business for Fibria
Xerium Technologies was recently awarded orders for machine clothing and rolls technology for Fibria’s new pulp machine at the Tres Lagoas mill in Brazil. The new machine is scheduled to go online in Q3/2017, adding 1.95 million tons of market pulp to Fibria’s annual production.
“We are delighted to be one of the suppliers for Fibria’s new pulp machine at Horizon 2 Project, in Tres Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil),” said Eduardo Fracasso, President of Xerium Latin America. “We are very excited to participate in the commissioning of this new technology machine which will utilize some of Xerium’s most innovative press felts, conveyors belts and roll covers.”
The growing market pulp segment is a strategic target for Xerium, whereas the Company has developed specific machine clothing and rolls products designed specifically to support the demanding water handling requirements of these newer machine configurations, and deliver higher production output with lower energy consumption.
For this new machine, Xerium will be supplying ProSeam XT seam felts and DryTrans ND conveyor belts. Additionally, the Company will be supplying AquaWell IIS, VersaTec, and Everguard roll cover technology.
“We look forward to partnering closely with the Fibria team to help ensure an optimum start-up with maximum pulp product quality, and the highest overall machine efficiency on the Horizon 2 Project, “ adds Fracasso.
The world leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria strives to meet the growing global demand for forestry products in a sustainable manner. With annual production capacity of 5.3 million tons of pulp, it has industrial units in Aracruz (Espírito Santo), Jacareí (São Paulo) and Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul), as well as in Eunápolis (Bahia), where it operates Veracel in a joint operation with Stora Enso. Fibria has 969,000 hectares of forests, with 568,000 hectares of planted forests, 338,000 hectares of environmental preservation and conservation areas and 63,000 hectares destined for other uses. The pulp produced by Fibria is exported to more than 40 countries. In May 2015, Fibria announced the expansion of its Três Lagoas Unit, which will receive a new line with annual pulp production capacity of 1.95 million tons and is slated for startup in the fourth quarter of 2017.