The pulp and paper industries are some of the most important and traditional industries in the world. Despite the obstacles faced in recent years, this is an industry that has been showing good growth.
With the arrival of the digital transformation, the pulp and paper industry had to face the drop in graphic paper consumption and redirect its energies to other segments. This change was able to curb consumption impacts and allow this industry to continue to generate growth.
However, the pulp and paper industry still has some challenges ahead to maintain its production. Among these challenges, we can highlight forest management, find ways to optimize the cost of your operation and be aware of new changes in your consumption chain.
The future of the pulp and paper industry
With the innovative technologies that emerged through the digital transformation, the pulp and paper industry has the possibility of overcoming all these obstacles and generating even greater growth.
The use of artificial intelligence and analytics aligned with automation are great allies in this race for digital transformation. With the implementation of these technologies in the processes, the pulp and paper industry will be able to generate valuable knowledge that can later be transformed into actions.
Some of the advantages generated by the use of these technologies may be directly responsible for overcoming those challenges mentioned above.
Among them we can highlight:
- Analysis and control of consumption of chemical additives
- Optimized predictive maintenance
- Energy consumption control
- Process automation
- Remote control of processes
For this to be possible, the sector must embrace digital transformation and move towards digitization. It is not just an isolated technology that will bring these results, but a joint effort with the use and adaptation of technologies to solve problems.
Despite the need for several technologies, the use of Digital Twin deserves to be highlighted.
Digital twin technology is the technology capable of centralizing data in real-time from a continuous stream. In this way, the data generated by sensors, algorithms, and other techniques can be centralized and arranged so that they can be interpreted.
Digital twin technology is certainly one of the great allies in the journey of digital transformation for the pulp and paper sector. It is enough now for this industry to be ready to adopt these technologies that, in addition to supporting the sector in its difficulties, have the possibility of generating more security, control, and better results.