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Resource efficiency through top-down development
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. Innventia, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3737-0091
2014 (English)In: Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2014, TAPPI Press, 2014, 52-62 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Resource efficiency is one of the keys to future papermaking. This paper present a project where a top-down approach has been applied in order to identify, evaluate and combine a set of technologies for application on an existing paper machine. The paper describes the background and outline of the so-called Future SC-paper project that was performed 2010-2013 with a focus of developing a new manufacturing process for SC-paper generally and the PM8 production unit in Kvarnsveden, Sweden, specifically. The specific objective of the project was to develop a concept for SC-Paper production that would give lower environmental impact as well as reduced production costs. The project considered stock-preparation and the paper machine forming section. The research and development was made in pilot-scale as well as in mill-scale. The papermaking mill was the project owner and the work was performed in cooperation with machine and chemical suppliers including extensive work performed by a research institute. The project was partly funded by the European Community. Examples of technologies that were evaluated are fiber fractionation, stratified forming and advanced chemical adjuvants. The top-down approach, where the original list of ideas was reduced to final process solutions, i.e. a Future Manufacturing Concept. For the specific mill this gave the potential of reducing fiber raw material demand by 23% by using fillers and a reduction of energy demand by 20% at maintained product properties. Apart from being a specific result for the mill the technologies can be used more generally and the project approach would be of good use for other production units. It should also be noted that all technologies that used in the Future Manufacturing Concept are available on the market today.

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TAPPI Press, 2014. 52-62 p.
Keyword [en]
Commerce, Environmental impact, Manufacture, Paper products, Papermaking machinery, Chemical suppliers, Fiber raw materials, Manufacturing concepts, Manufacturing process, Research and development, Research institutes, Resource efficiencies, Top down approaches, Papermaking, Paper, Paper Machines, Paper Making
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Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177775ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84939534829ISBN: 9781510801288OAI: diva2:874731
Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2014, 26 April 2014 through 30 April 2014

QC 20151127

Available from: 2015-11-27 Created: 2015-11-25 Last updated: 2015-11-27Bibliographically approved

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