A state-of-the-art facility located next to a customer's pulp mill

Our innovative Integrated Manufacturing Model (also known as Chemical Island) – a state-of-the-art facility located next to a customer's pulp mill, often inside the perimeter fence.

With a full-scale Integrated Manufacturing Model in place, our customers benefit from a tried, tested and successful concept managed and operated – on site, 24/7 – by our experts who ensure consistent production and delivery of chemicals needed to operate the mill.

At a typical Integrated Manufacturing Model, we manufacture sodium chlorate and generate chlorine dioxide which is then pumped directly to a pulp mill. Depending on the customers' needs, we can also manage all the logistics for the other chemicals required for their pulp mill operation.

Get a quick overview in this infographic about our Integrated Manufacturing Model concept.

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Our concept has proven popular and successful in Brazil.

The first Integrated Manufacturing Model – our Bahia plant at the Veracel Celulose Pulp Mill – was brought online in 2005. 

Most recently, Nouryon has started to build new sodium chlorate- and hydrogen peroxide facilities for a customer based in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo, located in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The project is one of the largest private-sector investments currently under development in Brazil. The pulp mill production is scheduled to commence in the second half of 2024. 

Modern pulp mills normally generate excess utilities (e.g., such as steam and water from the pulping process) that can be used as fuel in other manufacturing processes. Our Integrated Manufacturing Model often use power sourced from biomass, these reused resources effectively lower the carbon footprint of an Integrated Manufacturing Model, while simultaneously producing chemicals more efficiently. Simultaneously, on-site sodium chlorate production reduces transportation requirements.

An Eco-premium solution – efficient, safe, and sustainable production and delivery of bleaching chemicals – while reducing environmental impact.

Deciding when and where to build an Integrated Manufacturing Model is complex. We work with each customer to determine the best solution for their needs.

Typical benefits of an Integrated Manufacturing Model:

  • Sustainable manufacturing processes, reducing environmental footprint,
  • Dedicated partner, managing all chemical handling requirements,
  • Proximity to customer point-of-use reduces transportation, increasing eco-efficiency and safety,
  • Energy derives from the pulp mill (energy produced from biomass),
  • Shared services with the pulp mill (security, entrance, scale, canteen), enabling cost optimization,
  • Local jobs created, positively impacting the community,
  • Long-term contract, commitment and partnership.
The chlorine dioxide production unit at our Imperatriz Chemical Island

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The first Integrated Manufacturing Model located at a paper mill in Brazil, Bahia.
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