Starting from October 21, 2019 pulp production of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC has switched to the utilization of hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent, thus displacing sodium hypochlorite used before. This change in the bleaching technology will let APPM fully produce bleached kraft pulp under ECF technology (without using chlorine).
The technology is a universally recognized industrial and ecological trend aimed at decreasing of negative impact on the environment by means of a considerable decrease of chlorogenic compounds in the industrial sewage and finished product.
As told by Vladimir Moseev, head of APPM pulp production, the ecologically pure products will allow decreasing adverse environmental impact owing to amelioration of ecological safety of the production, as well as to increase the competitive advantage of Arkhangelsk APPM on the Russian and world market.
As previously reported, according to the development strategy APPM plans to raise total annual pulp cooking from existing 870.1 thousand tons to 1 mln tons.
Arkhangelsk PPM was founded in 1940.
It is one of the leading timber and chemical plants of the Russian Federation and Europe. It is specialized in board, market pulp, paper and stationery production.
The only APPM shareholder is Austrian company Pulp Mill Holding GmbH.