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Leveraging New Technology for Enhanced Quality at Irving Tissue in Saint John

Leveraging New Technology for Enhanced Quality at Irving Tissue in Saint John

Continuing to enhance our Royale tissue product with new technology. Installing the new Yankee dryer at Irving Tissue in Saint John would have previously meant cutting into the building and lifting through the roof with a mobile crane. Thanks to the team at Irving Equipment, their new Hydra-Slide jacking and skidding technology manoeuvered the Yankee dryer without any invasive measures.

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10 Mechanical Problems that Cause Paper Dryer Flooding

10 Mechanical Problems that Cause Paper Dryer Flooding

Paper dryers can experience periodic problems with flooding. A flooded dryer is one that has an excessive amount of condensate in it. Flooding occurs when condensate is b...

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Can increasing the moisture content at the reel improve energy efficiency?

Can increasing the moisture content at the reel improve energy efficiency?

Yes, particularly when the sheet is being over-dried to flatten a non-uniform cross-machine moisture profile.

For example, the reel moisture on a 42# linerboard sheet coul...

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What is a Doctoring Roll Cleaning System: An Interview with Scott Borges

What is a Doctoring Roll Cleaning System: An Interview with Scott Borges

I recently sat down with Scott Borges to learn about roll cleaning systems. Scott is the Product Line Manager – Doctoring for Kadant Solutions Division. Scott has worked fo...

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Does the conversion of a conventional size press to a film size press really save energy?

Does the conversion of a conventional size press to a film size press really save energy?

Absolutely! The starch solids content required for a conventional size press is quite low (3-6%).

For every pound of starch pick-up, the sheet picks up another 15-32 pound...

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Infrared radiation shortens the drying process of paper production

Infrared radiation shortens the drying process of paper production

New thesis shows that IR technology can be used to achieve higher drying speed and to study the drying behaviour of individual fibres.

The drying process is responsible fo...

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Can the energy consumption of a fine paper machine be reduced?

Can the energy consumption of a fine paper machine be reduced?

Yes. In fact, there are more opportunities on a fine paper machine than on a linerboard machine. This is because a fine paper sheet must be dried twice, first before the ...

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Hood basement enclosure

Hood basement enclosure

Questions and answers from OUR EXPERT on the importance of having a proper basement enclosure in paper and board mills

Why is a basement enclosure important?

In order to en...

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The 9 Things You Need to Know For a Gas Boiler Conversion

The 9 Things You Need to Know For a Gas Boiler Conversion

Switching your boiler over to natural gas could save a lot of money in the long run, but it is not the right choice for everyone. Here are the nine big questions and thin...

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PeCOD® Case Study – Pulp and Paper Industry

PeCOD® Case Study – Pulp and Paper Industry

The pulp and paper industry utilizes wood as raw material to produce pulp, paper, card board, and other cellulose based products. Pulp and paper mills produce large volum...

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Real Help with Reel Spool Maintenance

Real Help with Reel Spool Maintenance

Reel spools are the most highly stressed rolls in your paper mill. Large loads on heavy spools take their toll. After time, bent journals can easily break. Those breaks p...

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