An Innovation Journey in Tissue Making: A Fractionation System for Controlling Ash and Fines in Whitewater, PaperCon 2010 Conference
We are currently updating our website to improve your TAPPI experience! Please click on the link below to complete your purchase in our new shopping cart. You will need to copy the product code (located on the left), click the link and simply paste the product code into the blue search bar.
Prefer to order by phone? No problem. Please call 1-800-332-8686 (US) or 1-800-446-9431 (Canada) to reach one of our friendly, Member Connection team members.
Please note: TAPPI Press orders will not be shipped between November 11-13 as a result of our website upgrade. Orders received during this time will be shipped in the order they have been received starting November 16. Thank you for your understanding.
Please Note: This document will be available in PDF format in the "My Electronic Documents" link on the home page once your order has been completed. Please make sure you have the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Click on the Acrobat Reader icon to check for the latest version, it’s FREE. To print a hardcopy of a PDF file correctly you must have a postscript printer. If you are not sure if your printer is a postscript printer please refer to your owner’s manual.
Five years ago, an inventor with 25 years of tissue making experience began a new journey of innovation aimed at solving a problem many tissue makers don’t realize they have. He initially sought to recover the large quantities of lost fiber that tissue makers often accept as normal. However, he found that his green, self-cleaning “Fractionating Saveall™” technology might play an even more valuable role by giving tissuemakers new control over the ash and fines levels in whitewater for improved runnability and enhanced tissue properties, just as kidneys benefit the human body by selective removal of undesirable components in the blood stream. Results will be discussed from recent pilot plant trials and a US mill trial, along with insights on innovation in the paper industry and the “innovation fatigue” factors that must be overcome by researchers and companies for the industry to better reap the benefits of innovation. Several surprises from our experience about common mistakes in whitewater management will also be shared. The unit itself has been shown to have excellent potential in improving whitewater quality and tissue properties.