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More effective refining with enzymes


February 24, 2017
By P&PC Staff

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Feb. 24, 2017 – Buckman says its Maximyze fibre modification enzyme products are unique and proprietary aqueous solutions containing enzymes catalyze specific reactions in various components of the fiber structure, allowing mechanical refining to have a greater effect.

The company’s specialists work on-site to conduct necessary process surveys to ensure appropriate process conditions (retention time, pH, temperature, etc.) exist for the successful application of the enzymes. Application equipment is very straightforward, generally consisting of a pump and metering equipment.

According to Buckman, cellulase treatment gives papermakers many opportunities to improve operations and/or reduce total cost of operation by reductions in applied energy at refining and rationalization of fiber source. The enzyme treat may also improve drainage, boost sheet strength or increase filler content.

Enzymes, the Buckman website explains, have specific actions, so they can be selected and used to do a particular task with minimal adverse side effects. They also create high reaction rates even in small amounts and are easy to control, which makes them very efficient.