Earlier in the week, in an effort to achieve its target of zero smell emanating from its pulp factory in Toba Samosir Regency, North Sumatra, Pulp manufacturer PT Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) announced that it would be using new and more environmentally friendly technology.
According to the director of TPL Mulia Nauli, he said that the latest technology was being used by the factory’s cooking plants which makes it possible for it to process approximately 100 per cent of all wood fibre (eucalyptus) that is obtained from the forest planted and managed by TPL.
In an interview with The Jakarta Post in Medan, Mulia said, “The new system uses cold blow technology and non-condensable gas that can significantly reduce the smell emanating from the cooking of wood chips.”
The director of TPL then further added that with the introduction of this innovative technology, it would be possible to minimize the usage of chemical materials in the factory along with reducing the liquid waste from the cooking process as well, not only that but it would also be possible to reduce the consumption of electricity as well.
As per reports, Mulia then went on to claim that with the introduction of this new technology it could reduce the steam usage by 33 per cent while simultaneously producing a better quality of pulp.