Foam forming technology enables utilization of long fibers

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Abstract

The paper industry is continuously seeking new ways to reduce the raw material consumption and to improve the energy and water efficiency of the papermaking process. This is a challenging goal indeed as the quality of the end product should simultaneously remain intact. The foam forming has recently aroused increasing interest as foam inhibits mobility and flocculation of fibers improving e.g. the formation of the end product. In this paper we show recent results on our trials on foam forming that have been performed in realistic process conditions at VTT's pilot environment. In addition to enabling significant increase of the fiber length foam forming has potential for saving drying energy as much as 30%.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventSpecialty Papers US 2016 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 21 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceSpecialty Papers US 2016
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period21/09/1623/09/16

Keywords

  • foam forming
  • long fibres
  • flocculation
  • dry solids content

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    Torvinen, K. (2016). Foam forming technology enables utilization of long fibers. Paper presented at Specialty Papers US 2016, Chicago, United States.