4 Ways Pulp and Paper Production Can be Made Cost-Effective

4 Ways Pulp and Paper Production Can be Made Cost-Effective

Laura Davis, Manufacturing Tech Insights | Monday, February 14, 2022

To meet the rising demand for pulp and paper industry products, manufacturers have discovered ways to reduce cost while enhancing quality.

FREMONT, CA: The demand for items related to the paper and pulp business has risen dramatically as the paper and pulp industry has become an increasingly important part of the world's growing economy. To keep up with the competition, paper and pulp manufacturers have been looking for ways to cut the cost of producing high-quality paper and pulp while working with limited resources.

Here are four ways for cost-effective and qualitative pulp and paper production:

Using renewable sources of energy

Approximately 1.4 million MTOE of energy is consumed in the manufacturing of paper and pulp. This not only raises the total cost of paper manufacturing but also keeps manufacturers on their toes during production because a power outage will wipe out your entire batch. Not only that, but the breakdown of pulp releases a lot of toxic fumes, putting the workers' lives in jeopardy. The utilization of renewable energy sources such as biomass and solar plants will cut production time and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the pulp and paper industry's impact on the environment.

Using technology for error-free production

Top 10 Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Solution Companies - 2021The use of smart technologies enables paper and pulp manufacturers to bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). The makers of paper and pulp can leverage the resulting better visibility into business insights to achieve operational excellence throughout the production chain by applying data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to industry data. ABB Ability, a digital platform that is part of smart technology, is one such application that integrates IT and OT processes.

Recycled products for paper and pulp production

Recycling materials for paper and pulp production is one of the most cost-effective strategies to reduce costs in the paper and pulp industry. Saving energy, water, and landfill space are just a few of its benefits. Paper recycling minimizes greenhouse gas emissions, and recycled fiber is a sustainable and cost-effective resource for new paper goods.

Preventive maintenance

Pulp and paper mills are subjected to hostile surroundings, which result in a lot of dust and high temperatures. Lack of maintenance can result in higher production costs as well as a reduction in production time. The impacts of heat and dust on machinery and equipment, which play a vital role in determining the operation of these structures, can be eliminated or reduced through preventative maintenance.

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