QUESTION: How much additional pulp could be produced and dried, given possible capacity increases to the dryer? How high can be the dryer capacity to increase until no further benefits is realized?
Appleton Corporation is one of the largest forest products companies in the world, converting trees into 3 basic product groups: (1) building materials such as lumber and plywood; (2) white paper products including printing and writing grades of white paper; (3) brown paper products, such as liner board and corrugated containers. Given highly competitive markets within the forest products industry, survival dictates that Appleton maintains its position as a low-cost producer of quality products. That requires an ambitious capital program to improve the timber base and to build modern, cost effective timber conversion facilities.