Canadian mills invest in Pulpeye measurement technology
By Cindy Macdonald
PulpEye analysis tools are making a splash in Canada. The company received new orders for PulpEye analyzers from two Canadian mills last fall: Domtar’s Windsor, Que., mill, and Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia.
The PulpEye for Domtar Windsor is now up and running, equipped with modules measuring fibre, shives and SR. The installation also includes the CrillEye module. Domtar Windsor has two paper machines with a total production capacity of about 640,000 tonnes of uncoated papers, including high brightness, opaques, offset, multi-purpose digital papers, copy paper, laser forms bond and envelope papers. The mill has one pulp line with a capacity of about 440,000 tonnes.
Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia is an integrated mechanical pulp and paper mill producing high gloss papers. The TMP pulp production is done by three refiner lines each having three stages of refining. The PulpEye being installed there is configured with modules for measurements of freeness, fibre and shives.
Port Hawkesbury Paper is the first mill in North America to install the RefinerEye module, a clever way of taking high concentration pulp samples directly from the blow line after refiners.
“Needless to say, we are very pleased to have landed these orders in Canada,” says Öjvind Sundvall, managing director of PulpEye AB. “It is our second breakthrough in Canada and for new application areas. Without mentioning any details about these installations I can say that these customers are really showing innovative thinking and we look forward to a continued good cooperation.”