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PILOT SITE MACHINES

Providing everything you need for your testing. Open access site for you to test your

ideas as you wish. We offer our machines and our operators for your service and aid you as you wish. Below you can see technical data of our machines and stay tuned for any upgrades we are going to have 2024!

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Our Piloting Site

Functionality You Will Love

01

Pilot Without Boundaries

Open access industrial piloting site to develop and test novel biobased innovations, materials, recipes, products & processes for commercial scale-up. A "Safe-to-Fail" enviroment. 

03

Commitment to Confidentiality

Your innovations are securely managed. We only offer site to test your ideas. No industrial shareholders in the company. We are fully neutral and independent.

02

Experienced & Flexible Team

Team consist of 20 people with many professionals who have over +40 years of experience in field of Pulp & Paper and Process industry.

04

Swift Project Deployment

Agile, efficient project initiation. With our professional team we can start projects from 1 to 6 months. Minimum red tap to start piloting phase.

Machinery

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PILOT PAPER MACHINE

  • Suitable for all fibers;

    • NFC/MFC, different wood fibers, agrofibers, OCC, you name it!

  • Measures

    • Length 30 meters

    • Headbox width 75cm, roll width 60-65cm

  • Grammage 30-150/200gsm

  • Speed

    • Enhancing machine all the time to speed up

    • ​30-100m/min (200m/min theoretically)​

  • 40% free space to test new equipment, parts etc.

  • One layer machine, multilayer headbox under pre-engineering stage.

  • TrumpJet system for chemical mixing, unique chemical dosing 2-4 chemicals at the same time.

  • Flexible process enables quick and special trials on a batch-by-batch basis

  • Calander and bond sizer coming 2024

  • Output approx. 3t/day

PULPING & REFINING

  • Jylhä ConFlo 75kw refiner

    • Standard and special blades for different refining segments (short/long fibers)

    • Different fibers from special fibers to stantard wood based and agrobased materials

  • Batch/series type refining options,(50-100kg capacity)

  • Refining simulations to e.g. desired SR degree + bagging/shipping/

  • Pulper capacity approx. 500kg/day

 

R&D WORK IN PROGRESS:

  • Special refining with ZACAPA pressure refiner (internal fibrillation, suitable for all fiber materials)

  • NOVEL WAY OF UPGRADING FIBER STRENGTH

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STOCK WASHING

TEST DIFFERENT MATERIALS

  • Industrial scale stock washing

  • Ability to process and wash a variety of materials, including:

    • Nanocellulose

    • MFC/MCC

    • Recycled pulp, biopulp etc.

    • Waste textiles

    • Lignin

  • Seperate sugars, dyes, exractives  

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Model:

    • BHS 10/6.5, suction width 1 m

  • Washing Process:

    • Three-stage suction/dilution, fourth sequence with a steam box

  • Mechanical Press:

    • Adjustable according to the pulp, capable of achieving a Dry matter of 30 - 42%

  • Usage:

    • Mainly microcrystalline and lyocell cellulose, some recycled fibers; effective in washing hemicellulose, C5/C6 sugars, acids, lignin, extractives

  • Production Capacity:

    • 300 - 600 kg/h

  • Washing Efficiency:

    • For instance, achieved pH 6.7 from a pulp at pH 1.2 in a single wash

  • Peroxide/Hypochlorite Bleaching:

    • Possible in existing tanks

  • Daily Throughput:

    • 1 - 2 tons of pulp, larger quantities may be limited by tank capacity and dilution

  • Maximum process temperature:

    • 60°C

Contact us!

We're always here to help! If you need more information or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Let's together create something awesome!

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