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Valmet introduces new feature for automatic pulp quality prediction


April 12, 2022
By P&PC Staff

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Valmet recently introduced an additional option new and existing users of the Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer, called Option C. This option allows pulp and paper mills to calculate and display correlations between measured fibre properties and their effect on end-product quality.

The analyzer can predict a variety of pulp quality parameters, such as tensile, burst, tear, short span compression (SCT), porosity or softness. The results are fully customizable. Additional communication protocols now allow easier integration with mill systems to provide operators with faster access to the effects of furnish and process changes.

“The Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer has been already recognized by users as the industry leader in the fibre analysis and we see the addition of Option C as a major step forward in laboratory automation. It provides a new tool for the day-to-day management of stock preparation as well as supporting process and product development efforts that improve process efficiency and product quality,” says Tommi Niskanen, product manager at Valmet.

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The Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer is intended for routine pulp and paper mill laboratory use as well as laboratory research. It offers a comprehensive set of automated fibre measurements for virgin, recycled and synthetic fibres as well as numerous other fibres such as cotton, hemp, jute, flax, and tobacco. The Option C includes Windows-based Valmet Data Modeler software, models integration in the analyzer as well as data communication capabilities.