Making paper can be thought of as a resource heavy industry, but with strides made in processing efficiency, a better product can be made with much less energy input and a lower use of chemicals. Companies that utilize these efficiency techniques end up spending much less money on production and raw materials. It isn’t a question of working harder for a better paper product, but working smarter to benefit producers, consumers, and the environment.
Utilizing the best new static mixers alleviates the stress for paper mills to purchase high energy input mechanical mixers. Static mixers can be used to pre-mix paper pulp, requiring a less expensive stainless steel mechanical mixer down the line of production. Even more impressive however, mills that have switched to Komax Static Mixers find such an efficiently mixed pulp that there is no need for high sheer mechanical mixers in the process. Static mixers are around 4% the price of previous systems when taking into account energy requirements, maintenance, and the initial cost of mixers. Static mixers also have up to five times the lifespan of mechanical mixers, making it equipment that can be purchased and almost forgotten about. Not only are static mixers cheaper and last much longer without maintenance, they do a much better job of consistent pulp bleaching.
Komax’s Static Bleach Mixer utilizes its unique Triple Action Mixing to greatly increase both pulp shear and ClO2 bleach mixing with its back-mixing technology. Komax’s 100% mixing and fluidization of pulp allows paper mills to achieve maximum bleaching of pulp with the least amount of chemical input, resulting in a cheaper and stronger final product. Making paper is a resource heavy industry, but Komax’s Static Bleach Mixer uses only a fraction of the energy and chemicals as previous methods.