Technology News (June 01, 2006)
By Pulp & Paper Canada
By Pulp & Paper Canada
GARLOCK LAUNCHES NEW SEALING TECHNOLOGY
PALMYRA, NY — Garlock Sealing Technologies developed the HYRDA-JUST sealing system. The technology replaces mechanical seals in virtually any industrial pumping application, and is especially suited to hostile, abrasive environments and eliminates the risk of catastrophic failure.
BIM TECHNOLOGY STABILIZES WET END CHEMICAL PERFORMANCE
STENKULLEN, SWEDEN — BIM is introducing BIM PR technology for the improvement of wet end productivity. A range of charged polymers, BIM PR technology work to reduce the impact of colloidal material, and maximize the cost efficiency of other functional chemicals. BIM PR 9030 dosed to the DIP for newsprint production leads to stabilized incoming furnish, higher ash retention, fewer breaks, fewer stickies deposition and stable paper strength. BIM PR 9028 dosed to the closed loop in RCF linerboard leads to increasingly stabilized strength, fewer deposits, optimum starch or dry strength performance.
VTT DEVELOPS EMISSION-FREE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
HELSINKI, FINLAND — VTT is working on technology that will allow fuels, including coal, to be used more efficiently in energy production, without emitting carbon dioxide.
The new technology involves the combustion of fossil fuels with pure oxygen separated from the air. Combustion gas consists mostly of carbon dioxide and water vapour, therefore, carbon dioxide can be liquefied after cooling and stored in geological formations.
VTT is working with Foster Wheeler, to study the phenomena relating to oxygen combustion using VTT’s test reactors in Jyvskyl. A larger cooperation project, with the objective of demonstrating oxygen combustion technology in the size of 30-50 megawatts, is being planned for roughly the year 2010.
NEW OPTIONS FOR FKI’S CASE PALLETIZER
ST. LOUIS, MS — FKI Logistex added new design and interface options for it’s A-780 case palletizer. The revamped version utilizes high-level infeed and right-angle pattern formation to achieve outstanding pattern flexibility. Close-centre rollers and a biparting apron also give the A-780 the ability to handle a wide variety of case and pallet sizes. Its compact footprint is ideal for existing facilities where space is at a premium.