Press Release Major PulpEye order from Iggesund

Iggesund Paperboard has bought two complete PulpEye sets which is the company’s second biggest order ever. Photo: Holmen

Iggesund Paperboard has bought two complete PulpEye sets which is the company’s second biggest order ever. Photo: Holmen

PulpEye received its second biggest order ever when Iggesund paperboard bought two complete PulpEye sets, one for the unbleached and one for the bleached pulps. Both PulpEye cabinets are equipped with modules for online analysis of kappa number, brightness, fibre, shives and fibre wall thickness as well as the dot analyser DotEye. The order also comprises two ScreenEye, two LabEye and one RMEye.  

”I am very happy that we, in stiff competition, have landed our second biggest order ever,” says Öjvind Sundvall, MD at PulpEye. “By equipping both PulpEye cabinets with a number of modules as well as one ScreenEye in each fibre line, Iggesund has good opportunities to make sure that the pulp quality will be of even higher quality and consistency, which will be beneficial to their exclusive board.

Iggesund replaces an old kappa number analyser with new technology to measure fibre quality in a new way to be able to follow wood raw material variations in a better way. The fibre wall thickness module is a very new technology for characterisation of pulp. Thanks to this comprehensive investment even better possibilities have been created to follow the fibre from wood yard to board mill in order to achieve an even more consistent board quality.

ScreenEye is a sampler which is put in the blow line, screening the pulp in two steps and pre-washing it before it is transported to the analyser. Online dot measurement by DotEye shows the pulp cleanliness in real-time and possible disturbances are immediately detected and can be dealt with.

One part of the Iggesund Paperboard order is modules for measuring fibre wall thickness.

One part of the Iggesund Paperboard order is modules for measuring fibre wall thickness.

”Iggesund’s bleached SBB board Invercote is well-known for its high quality and is used in packaging in different premium segments all over the world,” says Malin Ekroos, Pulp Manager, Iggesund Paperboard. “When we decided to invest in new technology for measuring different quality parameters our choice, after careful evaluation, was PulpEye as their technology enables online measurements of the pulp parameters that are important to us.”

Iggesund Paperboard produces ca 420,000 tonnes bleached long- and short-fibre pulps as well as ca 350,000 tonnes of Invercote annually.

 For more information, please contact

Öjvind Sundvall, MD PulpEye AB,

Tel. +46 70 618 63 02, email: ojvind.sundvall@pulpeye.com

PulpEye is an innovative measurement technology Swedish company, focusing on online applications and services in the pulp and paper industry, with the whole world as its market. The main product is the PulpEye pulp analyzer. Their offices are located in Örnsköldsvik, Sundsvall, Västerås (Sweden) and in Ottawa and Vancouver (Canada).

 

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Smurfit Kappa first to install ContainerEye from PulpEye

2017-05-03 PulpEye på Smurfitkappa i Piteå Foto Jonas Forsberg www.jfp.se

2017-05-03 PulpEye på Smurfitkappa i Piteå Foto Jonas Forsberg www.jfp.se

The kraftliner mill Smurfit Kappa Piteå in Sweden is the first customer to install ContainerEye, a blue tidy container with a PulpEye cabinet equipped with modules for kappa number, crill, fibre and shives analyses. The ContainerEye is a turnkey delivery ready to connect with sample points, water, electricity and sewer. It offers customers a cost efficient package solution in its literal sense.

“Long distances from sample points are normally no problems and the PulpEye unit can be placed in a quiet and clean spot, beneficial to users as well as to the analyser,” says Öjvind Sundvall, MD, PulpEye. “However, in cases where there is no such possibility we can now offer ContainerEye, the cost efficient and perfect environment for users and analyser.”

It is a turnkey solution containing a PulpEye cabinet with built-in analysis modules in a handy container delivered and ready to be connected to sample points, water, electricity and sewer. The installation is fast as there are no needs to re-build or build new facilities in pulp mills or in paper mills’ stock preparation. The PulpEye unit is placed in a protected, quiet, clean and temperature controlled container. All in all, it is a cost efficient solution for the customer.

2017-05-03 PulpEye på Smurfitkappa i Piteå Foto Jonas Forsberg www.jfp.se

2017-05-03 PulpEye på Smurfitkappa i Piteå Foto Jonas Forsberg www.jfp.se

“According to our project standard the costs to establish purpose built facilities are very high,” says Henrik Nordqvist, Smurfit Kappa Piteå. “However, as we rent the equipment the concept with a suitable container is perfect as future changes can always be done due to equipment needs, structure and location. It is advantageous for the customer to evaluate the equipment during a long time as well as for the supplier to develop it”.

“Our first ContainerEye was delivered to Smurfit Kappa Piteå. The experiences from this unconventional solution are good and the next delivery is already in the pipeline. Apart from specific pulp and paper mills we have also received enquiries from other customers who have a need to move the online analyser equipment to different mills within the same group,” Öjvind Sundvall finishes.

Caption: Carole Glacet, an International Graduate with Smurfit Kappa is feeding a sample to the PulpEye analyser, placed in ContainerEye.

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Cartulinas CMPC Maule first to buy PulpEye in Chile

Cartulinas 1The Chilean folding boxboard maker Cartulinas CMPC S.A has bought two PulpEye online analyser systems to its mill in Maule, one of the world’s biggest folding boxboard mills. This is the first PulpEye order to Chile. One system will be installed in the BTMP pulp mill and the other in the board mill’s stock preparation.

Cartulinas CMPC S.A., an affiliate of Empresas CMPC S.A., manufactures and markets folding boxboard since 1951. Cartulinas CMPC S.A. produces its folding boxboard products in two mills, one located close to the city of Valdivia and the other in the Maule region. Inaugurated in 1998, the Maule mill is located 280 km south of Santiago and has an annual output capacity of its board machine of 380,000 tonnes per year in the grammages 200 – 400 g/m2.

The PulpEye analyser for the BTMP production is initially equipped with modules measuring fibre and shive modules and the blow line sampler RefinerEye. In the stock preparation the PulpEye unit is equipped with a module for freeness. The order also includes a complete control package as well as the new PulpOnTarget package for calculation of bulk and strength properties on the end product.

“When the PulpEye online analysers are installed we will get an even better on-line measurement and hence an improved on-line process control,” says Jorge Aldana, Technical Director at CMPC Papeles Business Line. “By having continuous data from the pulp production we will get reliable prediction of critical variables in the board machine, which will increase productivity and quality even further.”

“The PulpEye delivery to Cartulinas CMPC Maule is an important breakthrough into the Chilean pulp and paper industry for this top of line technology,” says Juan Carlos Ruiz, Regional Manager at Elof Hansson International in Chile. “I am very satisfied that Cartulinas CMPC Maule, one of the biggest folding boxboard mills in the world, will make good use of the technical possibilities offered by PulpEye equipment in their production.”

For more information, please contact

Juan Carlos Ruiz, Regional Manager,
Elof Hansson International in Chile.

Tel. 56-2-22321391 (office)
56-09-87296574 (mobile)

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Cartulinas CMPC Maule först att köpa PulpEye i Chile

Cartulinas 1Den chilenska tillverkaren av falskartong, Cartulinas CMPC S.A. har köpt två PulpEye-system för online kvalitetskontroll till sitt bruk i Maule, ett av världens största falskartongbruk. Det är PulpEyes första Chileorder. Ett av systemen kommer att installeras i BCTMP-bruket och det andra i kartongbrukets mälderi.

Cartulinas CMPC S.A., ett dotterbolag till Empresas CMPC S.A., har producerat falskartong sedan 1951. Numera sker produktionen i två bruk, ett nära staden Valdivia och det andra i Maule-regionen 280 km söder om Santiago. Bruket i Maule invigdes 1998 och boardmaskinens årskapacitet är 380 000 ton i ytvikterna 200 – 400 g/m2.

För online kontrollen av BCTMP-produktionen är PulpEye-enheten initialt försedd med moduler för mätning av fiber och spet. Dessutom ingår RefinerEye för provtagning i blåsledningen direkt efter raffinören. Mälderiets PulpEye-enhet innehåller en modul för mätning av freeness. Hela ordern omfattar ett komplett kontrollpaket liksom det nya PulpOnTarget-paketet för beräkning av bulk och styrkeegenskaper hos slutprodukten.

– När PulpEye-systemen är installerade kommer vi att få ännu bättre mätningar online och därmed en förbättrad processkontroll, säger Jorge Aldana, Technical Director at CMPC Papeles Business Line. Genom att få kontinuerliga data från massaproduktionen får vi tillförlitliga förutsägelser för kritiska variabler i kartongmaskinen, vilket kommer att höja produktivitet och kvalitet ytterligare.

– Leveransen av dessa två PulpEye-system till Cartulinas CMPC Maule är ett viktigt genombrott på den chilenska massa- och pappersmarknaden för PulpEyes spetsteknik, säger Juan Carlos Ruiz, Regional Manager at Elof Hansson International in Chile. Jag är mycket nöjd med att Cartulinas CMPC Maule, ett av världens största falskartongbruk, kommer att ha stor nytta av de tekniska möjligheter som utrustningen från PulpEye erbjuder i deras produktion.

För mer information, kontakta gärna

Öjvind Sundvall, VD PulpEye AB,
Tel. 070-618 63 02,
email: ojvind.sundvall@pulpeye.com

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Vacuum dewatering – a successful method for nanocellulose tests

Laboratory drainage tests become difficult for suspensions containing a large proportion of fines or nanocellulose due to the small sizes of these elements. Already ten years ago scientific studies proved that vacuum dewatering is the best method in these cases. PulpEye’s Dynamic Drainage Analyser, DDA 5, is hence increasingly used by companies involved in nanocellulose development.

“Nanocellulose is a hot research area and we have noticed that our DDA 5 is more and more used for drainage analyses of nanocellulose suspensions”, says Elias Sundvall, Product Manager responsible for development and aftersales for DDA 5 at PulpEye. “When we developed DDA 5 two years ago, one important feature compared with DDA 4 was the ability to run at a higher vacuum. This we knew was necessary for drainage analyses of nanocellulose, as it is a much slower drainage process than e.g. pulp suspensions.”

“Not only a higher vacuum is needed in these cases, but also much finer wires allowing nanocellulose molecules to form a sheet on the wire. We have therefore, developed a range of DDA 5 wires to cater for all drainage needs. For nanocellulose drainage analyses, customized wires with an extremely fine mesh are also available on request.”

One of the DDA users for nanocellulose applications is MoRe Research, a Swedish research and development company with customers within the international pulp and paper industry, as well as the biorefinery industry.

“We are an independent and neutral company and therefore we get customer assignments from many companies, universities and institutes,” says Elly Westberg, Process consultant at MoRe Research. “Without mentioning customer names it is quite obvious that nanocellulose is a hot topic as we are increasingly asked to do drainage tests of different kinds of nanocellulose, not only of lignocellulose origin. For these tests we use DDA 4 as the sizes of different nanocellulose types require a high vacuum to achieve a realistic drainage time. The new DDA 5 is even better due to its higher vacuum”.

“The DDA 5, has recently been sold to customers in Germany, Japan, Brazil, and the United States. Judging from the customer list, the DDA 5 is not only used by forest industry companies, but also by companies supplying chemicals to the pulp and paper industry, as well as research companies”, Elias Sundvall ends.

Additional features of the new and more compact DDA 5 includes turbidity to assess retention and drainage rate at any given time of the drainage, which adds more value to the results. Productivity has been increased by improved automatic chemical dosage and automatic cleaning. The user-friendly interface of DDA 5 allows the user to be more productive. Rapid set up of experiments and automatic calibrations are two examples. Data can be presented directly in the software or exported to third party software with a few simple clicks. “The users can focus more on the samples and their applications than on the software and hence, be more efficient.”

For more information, please contact:
Elias Sundvall, Product Manager DDA 5, PulpEye,
Tel. +46 73 181 97 94, email: elias.sundvall@pulpeye.com

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PulpEye No. 50 bought by Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk

PulpEye has now reached the milepost of 50 units sold as Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk in Sweden invests in a PulpEye system for pulp analyses online. Bleached and unbleached kraft pulp is produced at the Aspa mill and the PulpEye they have acquired contains modules for determination and measuring of kappa number, brightness, dots and pH.

Jonas Pettersson-Hagel, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk, and Öjvind Sundvall, PulpEye, confirm the purchase of PulpEye No.50 together with colleagues from Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk and PulpEye.

Jonas Pettersson-Hagel, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk, and Öjvind Sundvall, PulpEye, confirm the purchase of PulpEye No.50 together with colleagues from Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk and PulpEye.

“We are very pleased to have sold PulpEye unit No. 50,” says Öjvind Sundvall, MD PulpEye. “During the last few years we have seen an ever increasing demand for our analysis equipment for continuous monitoring of pulp quality, irrespective of pulp type. As we cooperate with leading research institutes we have been able to introduce entirely new technique and thus by and by satisfy customers’ need for quick and reliable pulp analyses. That Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk bought PulpEye No. 50 is no coincidence as they have a well-deserved image of embracing new technique in order to be able to be at the forefront.”

“We evaluated a number of alternatives for analysis of pulp online and chose to acquire PulpEye,” says Jonas Pettersson-Hagel, Production Manager Pulp at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk. “PulpEye has for many years supported our kappa analyser and as we have that experience it was logical to choose PulpEye as our future platform. We have high demands on our specialty pulps which is why our PulpEye contains modules for measuring kappa number, brightness, dots and pH. We are planning to install the whole package with modules, test points and pipes for the samples to the analysis modules during our maintenance break in the autumn.”

“The quality demands on different pulp qualities are ever increasing which means that our customers need to be able to control pulp characteristics through the whole process, from digester to drying, and not only at just a few test points,” says Öjvind Sundvall. “The mills want complete control of the quality and possibilities to, early in the process, spot and correct deviations in different process steps. Our latest orders thus comprises test points covering the customers’ complete fibre lines, which is evidence of their confidence and trust in our technique.”

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk produces bleached and unbleached hardwood sulphate pulp. This was the first mill in the world to install oxygen bleaching, already 1974 and in 1989 it was also the first mill to be able to offer 100 % chlorine-free sulphate pulp.

For more information, please contact:

Öjvind Sundvall, MD PulpEye AB,

Tel. +46 70 618 63 02, email: ojvind.sundvall@pulpeye.com

PulpEye AB is an innovative measurement technology company, focusing on online applications and services for the pulp and paper industry globally. Main products are the PulpEye pulp analyser and the ScanChip chip analyser. Head office is in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. PulpEye products are sold globally through sales offices and sales representatives in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania. 

www.pulpeye.com

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Den femtionde PulpEye enheten har köpts av Aspa Bruk

Nu har milstolpen femtio sålda PulpEye passerats i och med att Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk investerar i ett PulpEye system för massaanalyser online. I Aspa tillverkas blekta och oblekta kraftmassor och den PulpEye som köpts innehåller moduler för bestämning av mätning av kappatal, ljushet, prickar och pH.

Jonas Pettersson-Hagel, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk, och Öjvind Sundvall, PulpEye tar i hand på PulpEye nummer 50 tillsammans med kollegor från Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk och PulpEye.

Jonas Pettersson-Hagel, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk, och Öjvind Sundvall, PulpEye tar i hand på PulpEye nummer 50 tillsammans med kollegor från Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk och PulpEye.

– Det är fantastiskt roligt att vi nu sålt vår femtionde PulpEye enhet, säger Öjvind Sundvall, VD PulpEye i en kommentar. Vi har under de senaste åren märkt en allt starkare efterfrågan på våra analysatorer för kontinuerlig uppföljning av massakvaliteten, oavsett typ av massa. Genom våra samarbeten med ledande forskningsinstitut har vi kunnat introducera helt ny teknik för att successivt täcka kundernas behov av snabba och pålitliga massaanalyser. Att just Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk har köpt vår femtionde PulpEye är roligt eftersom man har en välförtjänt image av att ta till sig ny teknik för att kunna ligga i framkant.

– Efter att ha utvärderat olika alternativ för analys av massa online, valde vi att köpa PulpEye, säger Jonas Pettersson-Hagel, Produktionschef Massa vid Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk. PulpEye har under många år supportat vår kappaanalysator och med den erfarenheten var det logiskt att välja PulpEye som vår framtida plattform. Vi har höga krav på våra specialmassor och därför är vår PulpEye försedd med moduler för mätning av kappatal, ljushet, prickar och pH. Vi beräknar att hela paketet med moduler, provpunkter och ledningar för proverna till analysmodulerna kommer att installeras under höststoppet.

– I takt med att kvalitetskraven på olika massakvaliteter stiger vill våra kunder kunna hålla kontroll på massaegenskaperna genom hela processen, från kokeri till torkmaskin, och inte bara på några få punkter, fortsätter Öjvind Sundvall. Bruken vill ha full kontroll på kvalitetsläget och möjligheter att tidigt i processen se och korrigera avvikelser i olika processteg. Våra senaste order omfattar därför provpunkter som täcker kundernas hela fiberlinjer, vilket visar att man har förtroende för, och litar på, vår teknik.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa bruk tillverkar blekt och oblekt långfibrig sulfatmassa. Man var först i hela världen med att installera syrgasblekning redan 1974. År 1989 blev bruket också först i världen med att erbjuda helt klorfri sulfatpappersmassa.

För mer information, kontakta gärna:

Öjvind Sundvall, VD PulpEye AB,

Tel. 070-618 63 02, email: ojvind.sundvall@pulpeye.com

PulpEye AB är ett innovativt företag inom mätteknik online och fokuserar på applikationer och tjänster för den globala massa- och pappersindustrin. Huvudprodukter är massaanalysatorn PulpEye och flisanalysatorn ScanChip Huvudkontoret finns i Örnsköldsvik och PulpEye säljer sina produkter genom lokala representanter I Europa, Nordamerika, Sydamerika, Asien och Australien. 

www.pulpeye.com

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ANDRITZ and PulpEye enter into cooperation agreement

International technology Group ANDRITZ and PulpEye have entered into a cooperation agreement to promote, market, and sell PulpEye analyzer technology exclusively in ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER package offerings. Link to Andritz press release for full details.

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2017 will be all-time high for PulpEye analyser sales!

Year 2017 is forecasted to be yet another all-time high for PulpEye. 2016 was successful as regards sales of PulpEye online pulp analysers. Never before has so many orders for PulpEye modules been placed. 2017 will be even better!

“It is really fantastic that we have recently sold PulpEye equipment to customers in Europe, North America and in Asia”, Öjvind Sundvall, MD PulpEye, comments. “The customers are all new customers to us, producing very different types of pulp and paper products. This confirms that our modules are useful in any kind of pulp production as well as in paper mills’ stock preparation. Most customers use the PulpEye equipment to control the pulp quality online. Some customers, however, even use PulpEye in their R&D work, which really is a proof of the confidence they have in our technologies.”

“It is obvious that we are riding on a wave of success”, says Karl Sandin, technician at PulpEye and responsible for the assembling of the analyser. “We are really busy building PulpEye analysers, tailor-made to each customer’s needs, at the same speed as the orders are coming in”.

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Image. Karl Sandin, technician at PulpEye doing the check out on a brand new PulpEye analyser.

“During 2016 we delivered many PulpEye analysers to old as well as to new customers,and every sign tells us that 2017 will continue and prove to be even better”, Öjvind Sundvall continues. I can only say to all our customers; “Thank you very much for your trust in PulpEye equipment!” Not only do we have an all-time high in sales and requests for quotes, but we can also state that PulpEye equipment is used to control the quality of any kind of pulp – sulphate and sulphite pulps, both short and long fibre, bleached and unbleached, TMP, CTMP and BCTMP as well as NSSC, OCC and de-inked pulps. What more can we ask for?

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PulpEye Vessel in presented in Celulose & Papel

In an article with the headline “Joint Transformation” the Brazilian pulp and paper magazine Celulose & Papel presents PulpEye Vessel, which was launched last year.

Read the article

Vessel cells exist in hardwood pulp. These cells are often relatively intact in the pulp process and can have a negative impact on pulp quality. They can reduce print quality by acting like flakes or not take ink the same way as the surrounding fibres. Dust problems can also occur due to vessel elements coming loose during printing. PulpEye Vessel is an interesting module in particular for pulp producers producing eucalyptus pulp.

Link to the press release

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