For many years, in fact since the time paper was invented, we have been using fresh materials for production. What began with the papyrus of Egypt slowly turned into hard woods of France, Wisconsin, the Pacific Northwest, and everywhere else there was suitable timber. This has become a bit of a faux pas amongst our new age of conservationism, however, and recycled paper is not only all the rage but also an ecological necessity.
While paper has lost some ground to digital media, there is still a large demand for the real thing within our society. Recycling used newspapers, books, and legal documents not only takes this stuff out of our landfills but turns it right back into the brand new product. With such a variable quality of the stuff being recycled, paper making companies have to get creative with their process in order to continue producing great stuff. One thing they need to focus on is bleaching paper pulp before the dehydration process.
The thing with pulp bleaching is that it depends on using as little amount of chemicals as possible in order to create a flexible yet structured piece of paper. If too much is added, the paper will be stiff and brittle. Conversely, if not enough is added, the pulp will not adhere to itself correctly. An answer the paper making industry has been increasingly turning to is effective static mixing technology. Komax Systems is one such company that provides such high-quality mixing of pulp the perfect ratio of bleach to pulp can be achieved every time.
Sometimes going green can be seen as a nuisance and costly transition. This is somewhat true, but with the installation of green equipment like static mixers more money can actually be saved in the long run. You don’t have to reinvent to be green, you just need to yearn for progress.