The pulp and paper industry has very specific mixing requirements in the mills. Pulp and paper mills need to produce high-quality products in order to boost the time between shutdowns and prevent and risk of unscheduled downtime. Static mixers are energy-saving versus mechanical mixing equipment. These savings are important with the environmental regulations that the industry must meet.
Pulp and paper mills work with a variety of textiles from a variety of wood and cellulosic materials.
Applications Static Mixers Are Suited For
We find static mixers in a variety of industries because of their impressive mixing. In the pulp and paper industries they are ideally suited for applications like:
- Stock dilution
- Acid dilution
- pH control
- Chemical, filler, and additive blending
- Stock blending
- Low consistency bleaching
- Green liquor coagulant addition
- Stock bleaching
Problems the Industry Faces
The Pulp and Paper industry faces several problems when it comes to the production processes. The first is the consistent measurement, as it is one of the most difficult variables to control. Uniformity is another issue, as with many industries during mass production. The final product must be uniform no matter the batch.
As the world is trying to reduce environmental destruction, it is important that mills and factories are more energy efficient. The emission of gases as well as the intake of natural resources is a problem that needs solutions in order to meet environmental safety standards while still meeting product criteria.
Komax Triple Action Static Mixer
Komax saw the issues within the pulp and paper mill industry and knew that the answer was to improve upon the conventional motionless static mixer. The unique technology improves the level of mixing.
The Komax Triple Action Static Mixer provides two-by-two division, cross-current/impingement mixing, and back mixing. They created each element of mixing for different textiles and materials so that the mixing is most productive. The back mixing is key for separating pulp fibers that need a high shear.
Stock blending applications require controlled consistency in mixing. When mixing different stock, consistent stock streams, or diluting stock with liquids there is a need for uniformity. The triple-action mixing feature of the Komax static mixer solves this need.
The static mixer is energy efficient and effectively mixes to produce homogenous outputs. The Triple Action Static Mixer blends dense slurries and pastes or mixes low-viscosity materials like water additives. The design elements are specifically applied to all the designs that Komax manufactures:
What Are You Waiting For?
There is a reason that Komax static mixers are in over 100,000 installations worldwide. This is because static mixers are proven to bring solutions, energy-savings, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. If your plant is looking to improve upon its production line, the Komax engineers can help. We have custom-designed equipment to fit specific industry needs. Gigantic problems need actual answers! Contact us today.