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Arauco Mill Produces First Bale of Pulp on New Production Line in Chile

Arauco on January 20 produced the first bale of eucalyptus kraft pulp by the new production line (Line 3) at Arauco Mill in southern Chile. The construction of the new production line is part of Arauco’s MAPA Project, which also includes major improvements to Line 2 and the closure of Line 1 — the last […]

Arauco plans to start up new BEK pulp line in late October

Arauco’s MAPA project is close to completion. The new pulp line will have a capacity of 1.56 million tpy of bleached eucalyptus (BEK) pulp. The new bleached eucalyptus (BEK) pulp line of Chilean Arauco is expected to start up by the end of October. Empresas Copec, Arauco’s parent company, announced on 19 August that the […]

Arauco acquires majority ownership in Odd Industries

Arauco, a global leader in sustainable forestry, today announced it has closed the acquisition of majority ownership in Odd Industries, the ethically-driven industrial artificial intelligence (IAI) pioneer. Together they will accelerate the use of artificial intelligence with the mission to slow and reverse climate change.“Sustainability is in our nature, committing us to the development and […]

ABB secures control system modernization contract for wood pulp mill in Chile

Global technology company ABB has been contracted by manufacturer of forest products, Arauco, to modernize its Licancel Cellulose Plant in Chile to deliver faster response times, greater cyber security, upgraded operator interfaces, enhanced process reliability and flexibility for remote working.   Arauco will continue to utilize ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system (DCS) and […]

Valmet signs an agreement with Arauco for new pulp production line in Chile

Valmet and Arauco have signed an agreement to jointly develop the Arauco Mill Line 3 in Chile to become the world’s most autonomous pulp mill. Valmet will supply its Industrial Internet Solutions (VII Solutions) comprised of Mill Wide Optimization applications, advanced prediction, and monitoring applications as well as expert services. The target is to improve […]

Arauco to complete MAPA pulp mill expansion in October 2021

  Since summer 2020, Covid-19 related problems have been complicating and delaying the progress of the pulp mill expansion project. The modernization and expansion of Arauco’s MAPA bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp mill in southern Chile was almost 75 percent complete by the end of January. In its annual report, the company said that the main […]

Arauco’s MAPA pulp project delayed due to Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis is having an impact on Arauco’s pulp expansion project in Chile. The expanded mill will start-up several months later than planned. Chilean forestry group Celulosa Arauco will start up its expanded pulp mill in Arauco around six months later than originally planned. According to a company spokesman, this delay is attributable in […]