What’s New… (June 01, 2004)
By Pulp & Paper Canada
By Pulp & Paper Canada
TECHNOLOGY NEWS SP NEWSPRINT SETS WORLD RECORD FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
ATLANTA, GA — For the second year in a row, SP Newsprint, Dublin, GA, has set the record as the world’s most productive newsprint machine by producing 1107 kg/cm/day during the year 2003.
Jukka Tiitinen, Metso Paper North America’s new president, along with J-P Beaudoin, senior VP, Sales, Paper Business Lines, presented the award to Jack Carter, SP Newsprint’s mill manager. In his remarks, Jukka likened the achievement to hockey by saying that, “it is difficult to win the Stanley Cup once, but extremely difficult to win it two years in a row.”
Carter thanked the mill’s employees, many of whom were present in the audience, for making the record possible. He also extended his gratitude to Metso for its help and support.
PM2, a Valmet machine originally installed in 1988, has been kept efficient through an ongoing program of rebuilds and improvements.
TDT PROVIDES FUEL EFFICIENCY
PORT MOODY, BC — With the volatile costs of oil and gas, and increasing pressure to reduce emissions, Turbulent Diffusion Technology is working to develop sustainable fuel efficiency solutions. TDT designs and services lime kiln combustion systems for pulp and paper mills worldwide, guaranteeing a minimum 6% reduction in fuel consumption with previous results up to 22% fuel cost savings. They average a 30% annual reduction in emissions.
KORBER COMBATS DUSTS
HAMBURG, GERMANY — Krber PaperLink is offering a novel solution to the dust problem that arises during paper conversion. The company’s new Schneider XT system allows paper mills and converters to virtually eliminate dust from webs and sheets, and in the process, offer their clients an additional selling argument.
In the Schneider XT system, dust is removed using specially directed compressed air to produce a locally limited vacuum at the surface of the paper. It works by making no contact at all, thus sparing the surface of the paper from damage. The electrostatic and van der Waals forces that bind the dust to the paper are neutralized in the vacuum. The dust is then blown from the paper using compressed air and drawn off, into the air extraction duct of the dust removal head.
Rsum: Dans le prsent rapport, nous dcrivons les rsultats des essais en usine effectus en rapport avec les effets de la qualit du bois et de la pte sur la tendance au peluchage du papier. Nous avons construit un instrument en ligne permettant d’valuer cette proprit. La pte produite avec du bois frais de meilleure qualit, comme l’pinette noire, prsentait une plus faible tendance au peluchage. La possibilit de peluchage s’est accrue lorsque la proportion de pin gris a t augmente dans le mlange d’essences. L’uniformit du raffinage, mesure en fonction de la quantit de fibres longues, a eu un effet important sur la tendance au peluchage tant de la pte que du papier.