Clean Manufacturing has been a priority since APR began our operations. The continuous work to improve every aspect of our recovery process toward closed loop production, and ensure we perform in the top quartile of existing industry standards. We are aligning our performance benchmarked against EU BAT. This pushes us to improve our operation and process engineering.

Air

At APR we handle the worlds most valuable resource with great respect. Water is a key aspect of a sustainable production of Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF). We have set strict targets based on industry standards and we will keep improving on our water consumption by setting more strict targets for 2020 and onwards.

Air

55.7m3/ton VSF

Energy

All energy used by APR is from 100% renewable resources. At APR we continuously strive to improve energy efficiency. Energy management is a key aspects of a sustainable production of Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF). We are committed to minimizing our production footprint are currently in the process of assessing the Carbon footprint of our mill.

Energy Consumption

1.0 MWh/ton VSF

Source of Energy

0%
Renewable Resources

Chemical Recovery

APR’s mill is equipped with carbon disulphide recovery plant which enables a total Sulphur recovery rate of greater than 90% through condensation, absorption recovery and boiler incineration and desulphurisation treatment of tail gas. As a start-up mill, we have yet to achieve optimum recovery rates but we are confident we can improve our recovery efficiency going forward.

Chemical Recovery

0%
Carbon Disulphide (CS2)

Effluent Emissions

We are committed to zero discharge of hazardous substances and monitor our waste water quality continuously. As a contributing member of the ZDHC, we intend to further improve our performance in line with the new standard being developed by the ZDHC for man made cellulosic fibres (MMCF) as well as the European Union Best Available Technologies (EU BAT) guidelines.

Effluent Quality

Chemical Oxygen Deman (COD) 49.2 mg/litre

Source of Energy

Total Suspended Solids (TSS) 25.8 mg/litre

Air Emissions

The emission of Sulphur compounds to air is continuously monitored and target are set based on internationally recognised standards. We fully intend to further improve on our performance and to achieve the targets set in line with the European Union Best Available Technologies (EU BAT) guideline in future.

Air Emissions​

Total Sulphur 32.3 kg/t VSF

EU BAT Compliance

Parameter UoM EU BAT APR
Consumption Total Energy GJ/t 20 - 30
Process Water m3/t VSF 35 - 70
Cooling Water m3/t VSF 189 - 260
Total Pulp t/t VSF 1.035 - 1.065
Carbon disulphide (CS2) kg/t VSF 80 - 100
Sulphuric acid (H2SO4) t/t VSF 0.6 -1
Caustic Soda (NaOH) t/t VSF 0.4 - 0.6
Zinc (Zn) kg/t VSF 2-10.
Spin Finish kg/t VSF 3-5. 1
Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) kg/t VSF 0 - 50
Emissions Total Sulphur to Environment kg/t VSF 12 - 20 2
Sulphate (SO4) to water kg/t VSF 200 - 300
Zn to water g/kg VSF 0.01 - 0.05
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) g/t VSF 3000- 5000
Waste Haz Waste kg/t VSF 0.2 - 2 3
Noise Noise at the fence dB(A) 55 - 70
  1. Current consumption based on customer requirements - reduction plan implemented June 2020
  2. Total Sulphur to air emissions compliant with EU Ecolabel standards. Our aim is to be fully compliant with EU BAT by 2023.
  3. We are developing a waste reduction plan for compliance with EU BAT which is expected to take effect in 2022.
*All information above based on Q1 and Q2 2020 average performance and is subject to internal review
*2019 Annual performance figures will be published in the APR sustainability report

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