From its raw form, wood from trees have to be carefully prepared before it can be used for papermaking.
Bark which cannot be used for papermaking is stripped from the log and used for energy. Stripped logs are chipped into small pieces and recovered for further processing
The woodchips are cooked to remove lignin and are grounded to separate the fibers. By products from this process are used to generate energy for the entire mill complex and excess energy is channelled to the mill and town sites.
The fibers are then meshed, screened and dried through an ECF process and the subsequent pulp produced are then baled or supplied in slush form for paper making.
From pulp, sheets of paper start to take shape through several processes
The head box squirts a mixture of water and fiber through a thin horizontal slit across the machine’s width onto an endless moving wire mesh
The water is then removed on a wire section. Here the fibers start to spread and consolidate into a thin mat. This process is called "sheet formation".
The press section lowers the water content of the thin mat of paper by 50%.
A series of cast-iron cylinders, heated to a temperature in excess of 100 degrees Celsius, further removes excess water to the desired paper specifications and is subsequently wound into jumbo reels.
Premium paper is made only with special effort on finishing it well
The jumbo reel is processed into smaller reels for further conversion.
The reels are sold direct to customers or are further processed into folio sheets or packaged into cutsize products like PaperOne™ paper for your daily use.
We have a commitment to produce our products sustainably and responsibly – principles that underline what we do every day at APRIL Group.
In producing our PaperOne™ products, we ensure that the highest international standards are met. Protecting the environment and replenishing the natural resource we harvest are important tasks we undertake every step of the way. That’s why we only use 100 percent renewable plantation fibre in our products.
We have had a strict no-burn policy in place since 1994, and work with authorities to fight illegal logging and is committed to a system that is audited against stringent international standards. No illegal wood enters our product or supply chain.
Since January 2000, our pulp and paper mills have been awarded the ISO 9001 certification while the Forestry Division achieved full ISO 14001 certification in 2001. This reflects the stringent quality controls at our pulp and paper mills.
APRIL Group is also committed to the protection of High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) in our concessions, alongside conservation areas protected by government laws and regulations. The significant areas of conservation forest set aside include biodiversity sites, indigenous plant species and wildlife corridors to enable wildlife migration.
As the first to achieve certification for Sustainable Plantation Forest Management under the Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (LEI) in 2006, APRIL Group aims to drive best practices in the area of sustainable plantation management.
Our concessions are designed using an integrated landscape-level approach, which sees fiber plantations, conservation areas and community settlements strategically allocated alongside one another. This enables sustainable fiber production while providing communities with adequate natural forest for their livelihood.
Since 2005, we have adopted a voluntary High Conservation Value (HCV) policy to protect environmental, social and cultural values on APRIL Group-owned concessions.
This has led to the conservation and ongoing restoration of more than 30 percent of our concession area, with this percentage to grow as we work towards a one hectare conserved for every hectare of plantation commitment.
At the same time, all emissions and waste produced by the mill’s operations are measured against external standards and monitored regularly. In addition, local environmental NGOs, academic institutions, and the government conduct independent monitoring.
At APRIL Group, we spare no effort in sustaining the environment in all the processes involved in the making of paper. So, generations after can benefit from nature as we have.
Learn more about how we contribute to the environment