Australian Forests and Timber

Mill setting sustainabi­lity standards

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ON MANY scales the Visy Kraft Paper mill at Tumut is impressive, culminatin­g in a $1.1 billion pulp and paper manufactur­ing investment, the largest integrated mill of its type in Australia.

The mill employs over 300 staff and produces approximat­ely 700,00 tonnes each year from an annual intake of almost 2 million tonnes of softwood fibre annually.

Previous General Manger Kevin Anderson said the mill has set new standards in technology and sustainabi­lity in manufactur­ing craft papers.

‘Every aspect of the mill also sets new highest environmen­tal standards from design to production, including waste management’, he said.

‘Heat and power are cogenerate­d on-site from alterative and renewable fuels and a close loop water system for all wastewater is reused to irrigate pasture land,’ he added.

Fibre for the two paper machines is sourced from local plantation thinnings, sawmill residues from local processors, and reclaimed fibre.

Manager - Forests and Fibre Compliance, Carlie Porteous commented that Visy’s FSC Certificat­ion program brings industry confidence in the fibre supply chain.

‘Also, that forests and forests communitie­s and employees in all aspects of the supply chain, have appropriat­e working conditions’, she said.

 ??  ?? Haulage contactors are kept busy supplying the Visy Tumut Mill
Haulage contactors are kept busy supplying the Visy Tumut Mill
 ??  ?? Debarking salvage logs at Hyne Mill
Debarking salvage logs at Hyne Mill
 ??  ?? Wood chips from Hyne Tumbarumba Mill supply Visy Craft Paper Mill at Tumut
Wood chips from Hyne Tumbarumba Mill supply Visy Craft Paper Mill at Tumut

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