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Ian Melin-Jones

Ian Melin-Jones

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria, to supply a large paper machine for the production of bleached kraft paper grades.

At the Pöls location, the ANDRITZ PrimeLine MG plant will produce environmentally friendly MG paper for flexible packaging and release applications. With an annual capacity of 100,000 t and a design speed of 1,400 m/min., PM3 is setting a new benchmark in the production of this type of product. The unique machine design enables the production of grades with low basis weight and highest strength at best printability and smoothness levels. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2019.

2018 01 19 095054The PM2 delivered by ANDRITZ has been operating successfully since 2013. © ANDRITZ

The scope of supply comprises the entire stock preparation line and approach flow system. One key component is the ANDRITZ Vertical Screw Thickener, which thickens the pulp efficiently from a consistency of three percent to between 25 and 30%. The complete MG paper machine with its high-precision MG cylinder is the centerpiece of the plant. The PrimeDry MG cylinder with a diameter of 24 ft (7.315 m) will be the largest of its kind worldwide. Besides full responsibility for the technology, the ANDRITZ scope of supply also includes the automation equipment, an extensive range of services, and the basic and detail engineering.

This order confirms the very successful partnership between Zellstoff Pöls and ANDRITZ. At the end of 2013, both partners successfully started up PM2 at the Pöls location, and this has been the benchmark for MG specialty paper machines worldwide ever since then.

With this investment, Zellstoff Pöls – the largest manufacturer of high-quality Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF) sulfate pulp from bleached softwood in Central and Southeastern Europe – is extending its paper production capacities for MG paper grades at the site in Pöls.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:44

A.Celli presents its new business unit

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With a view towards, INDUSTRY 4.0, Extreme Automation is the A.Celli Group’s answer for the efficiency of the production system.

Research, innovation and competitiveness are the drives for company progress.

And today more than ever, the revolution the great process change that affects every industrial sector and that A.Celli has interpreted through a precise vision christened «Extreme Automation».

The A.Celli Group firmly believes in a production process that uses the new technologies dictated by the Industry 4.0 revolution and that can yield a more immediate and concrete production optimization during the individual process phases. Certainly the most interesting and useful aspect is centered on managing the data acquired, on the possibility of filing them for future reference, making them the object of a more accurate analysis, to transmit predictive maintenance programs to operators and to act on the system and eliminate defects or non-conformities. And all this in order to maintain the machine park at a superior level of efficiency/productivity, guaranteeing a better final product quality.

Below are some of the development divisions catered to by “Extreme Automation”:

Industry 4.0 division:

  • Development of machine data collection and analysis platforms to:
    • Implement predictive machine maintenance
    • Optimize production
    • Easily interface the machines with customer management software (ERP, MES)
  • Introduction of innovative machine learning logics to optimize machine operation

DCS division:

  • Development of new-generation DCS process controls for the paper field that:
    • Optimize production in terms of quality and energy
    • Minimize operator intervention
    • Affords facilitated remote support oriented towards global control

Software applications Winders & Rewinders:

  • Development of PLC and Drives software applications for the new winders and rewinders
  • Development of new-generation HMI machine interfaces

Packaging and System integration:

  • Development of software systems to integrate Handling & Packaging with customer management systems
  • Development of integrated systems for automatic warehouses

A.Celli Extreme Automation: Perfectly in line with the dictates of the fourth Industrial Revolution.

EXTREME AUTOMATION COMPANY PROFILE
The A.Celli Group offers software and hardware solutions to optimize production and maintenance processes with a view towards INDUSTRY 4.0. by developing advanced DCS controls, innovative industrial automation applications and integrated packaging systems, addressing prevalently to the market of machine manufacturers for the world of paper, tissue and nonwovens.

Environment Minister, Thérèse Coffey, has launched a pioneering new recycling initiative for paper coffee cups in Gosport. Created through a partnership between Gosport Borough Council and paper cup manufacturer Huhtamaki, the scheme will pilot a collection and recycling service for used coffee cups for residents and businesses.

It will provide dedicated cup recycling bins at strategic sites across Gosport including the ferry port (used by commuters as well as tourists) and council-owned premises such as the town hall and the leisure centre, with plans to extend collection points to main high street locations, local offices and transport providers in the future.

Commenting on the scheme, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: “I am very pleased to see Gosport Borough Council and local industry coming together to take positive action to increase the recycling of cups. Tackling paper and coffee cup waste is a vital way to protect our environment and this is a great example of how collaborative action can have a real impact to make recycling even easier.

“This is exactly the kind of initiative that we would like to see following the launch of our 25 Year Environment Plan.”

2018 01 16 121243Environment Minister, Thérèse Coffey, launches a new recycling initiative for paper coffee cups in Gosport which will go live in February 2018.

From left to right: Peter Goodwin, Director Simply Cups; Neil Whittall, Director, Huhtamaki; Chris Waters, Finance Director, Gosport Ferry; Captain Clive Lane, General Manager and Director, Gosport Ferry; Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey; Local Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage; Cllr Mark Hook, Leader of Gosport Borough Council; Keith Crossley, General Manager Huhtamaki UK.

Local MP for Gosport, Caroline Dinenage, who also attended the launch added “I was delighted to invite the Minister to Gosport to launch Huhtamaki’s innovative new recycling scheme. Taking such positive steps to allow single-use cups to be recycled is great news for the environment and for the local community.”

Residents simply need to make sure used cups are empty before separating the lid from the cup and placing both items in a dedicated bin. Cups and lids will be recycled into products such as garden furniture, park benches and flower tubs that could be used in and around Gosport. The initiative is underwritten by Huhtamaki and will go live in February 2018.

Cllr Mark Hook, Leader of the Council, said: “We're delighted to be able to support such a pioneering scheme, which makes it easier for residents to recycle coffee cups on the go.  We'd encourage all local businesses and residents to get involved and help make this a success."

Neil Whittall of Huhtamaki added, “The cups we manufacture in Gosport are sustainably sourced, responsibly produced and fully recyclable. However we recognise that many are not being recycled and we are actively working to change this. Improving cup collection and recycling infrastructure in Gosport will help local people make a difference and improve recycling rates. We hope this new initiative will create a blueprint for similar schemes across the UK.”

Huhtamaki serves the growing demand for on-the-go food and drink with sustainably-sourced and recyclable packaging solutions, designed to minimise environmental impacts across the value chain.

Above all, our packaging protects food and drink products, delivering them to consumers safely and in good condition, helping to reduce food waste. Huhtamaki has three manufacturing sites in the UK located at Belfast, Blackburn and Gosport employing over 1,000 people.

Technology company Protacon has purchased Descal, a global operator in industrial investment projects. With the transaction formalised in January, the company climbs to the top of service providers for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

With the merger of Protacon and Descal, Finland gets a much-needed global player whose services cover the entire life cycle of industrial investment projects.

“We will represent a novel player in the industrial integration market combining industrial expert services and system deliveries to create a more coherent ensemble. In the future, the customer can get everything from a single source: one independent supplier will provide engineering design, automation systems, electric drives, condition monitoring and production quality assurance, as well as Industry 4.0 solutions and tools for management by knowledge. The industrial revolution creates new demand to which this combination efficiently responds providing at the same time new opportunities for the best players of the industry”, says Protacon’s CEO Timo Akselin.

Protacon operates in ten locations in Finland. Descal has offices in Kouvola and Mikkeli and the company employs around 50 people. With the transaction, Protacon’s number of employees will exceed 300 and the corporate turnover is expected to increase to over EUR 30 millions in 2018. At the initial stage, Descal Engineering Oy continues to use its former name and current management group operating as Protacon’s 100% owned affiliate.

“The merger of Descal and Protacon creates a possibility to expand to a market that has been until now impossible to the two companies on their own. The merger enables us to better develop our operations in areas in which we are already strong, such as our engineering and calculation knowhow for seismic regions. Protacon brings strong competence in electrical, instrumentation and automation fields; therefore, we will be able to offer our customers more extensive service packages in the future. Activities in international markets will also be easier, as we can cater to our customers’ needs from one source”, explains managing director Kimmo Kerttula from Descal Engineering.

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Wider range of services compared to a conventional engineering company or systems supplier

 Until now, Protacon has mainly provided its industrial customers with electrification, instrumentation and automation design including automation, electric drive and information systems. Plant and mechanical engineering has been in a smaller role.

With the transaction, Protacon’s services in plant engineering will strengthen in a remarkable way. Process engineering will become a strong new area and calculation services will be complemented by world-class knowhow. The merger also brings synergy to production analysis services, in which both companies are already active.

“Descal was selected as the most suitable among several operators to complement Protacon’s range of services. Descal is an exceptionally well-run undertaking and renowned for its high-quality engineering services provided as turnkey deliveries. Its special strength areas include strength of materials and other calculation services providing a good support to process industry engineering. The company’s headquarters are optimally located in Kouvola. We seek strong growth in Descal’s current business areas and aim to establish an electrical and automation team in Kouvola in the near future”, Mr. Akselin says.

The transaction is Protacon’s second business acquisition this year. A week ago, the company announced a merger between Protacon and Netwell Oy, which aims to reinforce their business of digitalisation of communication and management.

Further information on the business acquisition:

Timo Akselin
CEO, Protacon Group Oy
Tel. +358,500,636,203
timo.akselin@protacon.com

Kari Pellinen
CEO, Protacon Technologies Oy
Tel. +358 (0)50 402 8470
kari.pellinen@protacon.com

Kimmo Kerttula
Managing Director, Descal Engineering Oy
Tel. +358 40 730 9630
kimmo.kerttula@descal.fi

Protacon, a Finnish company established in 1990, is an industrial systems integrator, a technology partner in product development and a specialist in digital service business. Protacon employs more than 270 persons and the corporate turnover exceeded EUR 22 million in 2017. Protacon's customers include Andritz, Bellmer, Cargotec, Chenming, Fortum, Evondos, Kone Elevators, Nokian Tyres, Metso, Raute, SCG Packaging, Stora Enso, Sjöfartsverket, UPM, Valtra, ValueFrame and Wärtsilä.

Descal Engineering Oy is a Finnish excellence-oriented engineering company established in 2006 with its main activities including industrial process and plant engineering, strength calculation services and steel and concrete structure design for industrial applications all over the world. The company employs approximately 50 highly qualified experts working in the Kouvola and Mikkeli offices and its turnover was approximately EUR 4.5 millions in 2017. The customers include Andritz, Adpap, BASF, Efora, Empower, Fortum, Inspecta, Kemira, Neste, Outotec, Stora Enso, Sumitomo, Suomen Sokeri and TVO.

Valmet has introduced a new compact moisturizer, Valmet IQ Converting Moisturizer, for self-adhesive laminating lines. This application-matched solution corrects all kinds of curl and cross-direction moisture profiles and complements Valmet's quality management system offering for self-adhesive laminators.

"With IQ Converting Moisturizer, self-adhesive label manufacturers can control curl much faster and more accurately compared with conventional steam or spray systems. Its remoistening capacity is up to five times higher compared with conventional systems, making it an excellent choice for high-speed lines, too. The new moisturizer can be connected to CD/MD controls to stabilize product quality during speed and grade changes," says Mikko Talonen, Business Manager, Automation, Valmet.

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Valmet IQ Converting Moisturizer is a compact micro droplet moisturizing system based on the industry's most advanced family of moisturizing systems. Its air-atomized micro-droplet nozzles with a 50-mm spacing are controlled with high-accuracy linear water control valves.

A comprehensive quality management solution for converting machines

Valmet offers a comprehensive quality management solution for self-adhesive laminating lines. In addition to the water spray system that controls curl and moisture levels and CD/MD controls, the solution features a wide range of online quality measurements to get accurate and fast information from the process. Included are web inspection and monitoring systems to help detect quality defects and identify their root causes.

All IQ solution components are based on Valmet's extensive process knowledge and experience in the pulp and paper industry - and backed by expert services.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Muda Paper Mills Malaysia, Tasek Mill: an old paper winder comes back into fashion!

In October 2017, A.Celli Paper's Customer Service team installed and successfully concluded the upgrade performed on an old paper winder with the final start-up.

The intervention, which entailed updating the winder's slitting section with a modern, fully automatic positioning system of the slitting units, allowed the customer to immediately increment production, substantially reducing the time loss during the production change, following all modern concepts of safety requirements for the operators.

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A.Celli Paper worked in close contact with the customer and the teamwork yielded optimal results. Indeed, the solutions applied were designed in advance, tested and then shared with the customer's work team. The new configuration kept into consideration the convenience of the operations to be performed on the one hand, and the needs of Muda Paper Mills on the other, in order to obtain the best results in terms of efficiency in the shortest possible installation times, turning an old winder into a superbly operating and productive system.

The customer was very appreciative of the project, acknowledging the high level of professionalism of A.Celli Paper's Customer Service team and its ability to always find functional, practical and intelligent solutions through engineering/design analyses, and always keeping the strategic-industrial demands of the individual customers in mind.

A.Celli Paper is capable of offering prompt & effective consultancy in-line with any type of investment and production demand

Monday, 15 January 2018 10:04

Paper Recycling, Collection, Quality

The challenges increase, not only for the deinkers among paper mills – it becomes more and more difficult to produce new graphic paper from paper for recycling at economically reasonable conditions. Rising prices for paper for recycling increase the costs, at the same time the availability of graphic paper is going down – people read less newspapers, the newspapers become thinner due to less advertising, and the paper collected for recycling contains more and more packaging. The municipalities sometimes take advantage of new legislation to discourage locally competing selective collectors who deliver especially preferred quality. Concerned about the quantity of their supplies it becomes more and more difficult for the paper mills to keep up their requirements for high quality. A helpful aspect is the increasing importance of ecolabels such as the Blue Angel or the EU Ecolabel for printed products, for which also the removability of printing inks has to be proven.

2018 01 15 100526Quality is not only important for deinking grades, also the manufacturers of corrugated papers and board face the challenge to meet the rising demand at an acceptable quality, mainly for the increasing need for all kinds of packaging. A possible source for high quality paper for recycling is the fraction today known as mixed paper. How can, already by a more selective collection and sorting at the consumer, the yield be increased for the different grades, suitable for the different products? Here it is of some help to know the material flow: Where do the different fractions of paper for recycling end up, that are so valuable for the different grades to be produced?

New digital printing processes are a perennial issue at the INGEDE Symposium in Munich: Mostly the inks and therefore also their behaviour in the deinking process differ fundamentally from traditional offset and gravure inks. While dry toners (from laser printers) are generally good deinkable, some inkjet prints create problems. But here a lot has been achieved within the last years, some manufacturers have improved their processes and inks significantly. David Croll of Océ Printing Systems will present the history of inkjet printing and new, better deinkable inkjet processes at the symposium.

Undeinkable Prints can Create Problems in the recycling Process

Some might remember that prints with liquid toner from HP Indigo are not suitable for the deinking process. Similar problems can arise from UV-curable inks – here the inks cross-link due to a polymerisation induced by UV light sources. In many cases the resulting large particles are not sufficiently separable, also because they are not as water-repellent (hydrophobic) compared to traditional offset inks. But also here some differences can be observed; at the INGEDE Symposium the reasons for the increasing prevalence of UV-cured prints and the resulting problems will be discussed.

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Different collection rates in different European countries continue to be a challenge. In his keynote presentation, Ulrich Leberle of CEPI in Brussels will explain the measures for a circular economy that the European Commission aims at together with the European paper industry.

Paper Industry 4.0: The Digital Revolution in Papermaking?

The classical process optimisation undergoes a revolution. There are new and better answers to old questions, better than ever: Jürgen Käser, Voith’s expert for the paper industry 4.0, will present these answers. Which kind of raw material composition will reduce production costs without harming productivity? What is the relationship between the frequency of tear-off and the way the plant is being run? What application of primary energy is absolutely necessary for a certain grade? Novel mathematical modelling in real-time lead to new process dynamics, this results in highly stabilised and cost effective production processes – not to be reached by human hand so far. And the first practical applications show: Also papermaking is at the edge of a digital revolution.

Since its establishment in 1989, INGEDE for more than 25 years now deals with the common problems of the deinkers. INGEDE has become well known also for the development of test methods that in the meantime have become established and reliable international standards. Many ecolabels for printed products are based on these standards.

Registration: Free of charge for member companies and the press, for all others please understand that we charge a nominal fee to cover our expenses. Please contact us for an invitation if you’re not on our mailing list yet. The venue, “Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft”, is within walking distance from Munich Central Station.

You are welcome to join us for the upcoming INGEDE Symposium on February 28, 2018 in Munich! Hear and discuss with us about recent topics in paper recycling and the state of research projects financed by INGEDE! The INGEDE Symposium is the only international meeting  covering all aspects from paper recovery to quality aspects to process engineering issues. The full program together with updated details is attached and available on our website www.ingede.com/symposium

Toscotec is confirmed as global supplier of Steel Yankee Dryers, with installations across five continents. 

Encore tissue started up a new Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer on ET3 at its Laverton North mill, Melbourne, Australia. The rebuilt tissue machine started producing high quality tissue paper immediately after start-up. The Australian tissue maker purchased a second generation TT SYD of 3600 mm diameter, to replace an existing cast iron Yankee.

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Following the installation of Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryer, Encore Tissue expects to increase the machine operating speed from 1,400 mpm to 1,900 mpm. They also expect an increase in production and machine efficiency, and a real improvement of the finished product quality, from the point of view of homogeneity of the tissue structure.

With this sale, Toscotec sets a new important record in the steel Yankee dryer market: 203 TT SYD sold in 36 countries across five continents.

Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director, stated: “In the year 2000 we installed the first steel Yankee dryer in Italy. Eighteen years on, we have TT SYD running in mills all over the world. We are proud of the technological revolution we have pioneered and of the journey - certainly not without obstacles – that led our company to an unquestioned leadership in the tissue market.

Stefano Marenco, Toscotec R&D Director, stated: “What we have achieved is an important recognition, but it will not be the end of the road. Toscotec is always looking for solutions that can improve the tissue process and reduce the energy cost. TT SYD is not an exception. Our R&D department is abuzz and there will be new developments soon.

Let's have a look at the new video!

As part of its strategy to expand into the tissue segment, Suzano Papel e Celulose, the world’s second-largest eucalyptus pulp producer, commissioned Voith Paper, a global technology leader in innovation for the paper industry, to supply complete production lines for the manufacture of sanitary (tissue) paper.

The multinational German group successfully concluded the start-up of two complete double-width XcelLine VTM 4 machines installed in the Brazilian paper manufacturer's plants in Imperatriz (state of Maranhão) and Mucuri (state of Bahia). Each machine has the capacity to manufacture approximately 220 metric tons of paper per day at a speed of 2,000 meters per minute.

2016 09 22 073412According to Fabio Prado, Executive Director for Consumer Goods at Suzano Papel e Celulose, Voith's partnership is strategic for the company's operational and business objectives. "Voith has been Suzano's partner for decades, and we are absolutely convinced that the high-performance machines supplied to our sanitary paper mills in the Northeast of Brazil and Voith's management service in the supply of auxiliary equipment will enable us to achieve excellent productivity rates, as well as to offer the best paper in the Brazilian market", states Prado.

Voith's XcelLine machines feature seamlessly coordinated and integrated components, technologies and services that enable fast start-up, excellent performance and high added value for its customers' investments. Voith's scope of supply includes technologies that enable increased productivity and a lower use of energy and natural resources, including the MasterJet Pro T headbox, the Crescent Former, the modern NipcoFlex T shoe press, the EvoDry Y steel plate Yankee cylinder, the high-efficiency EcoHood T drying hood, the EcoChange T reel with automatic spool exchange, and complete automation packages.

Voith supplied both projects in the PLP (Process Line Package) concept, including all auxiliary equipment and services for the machine's complete operation. The new VTM 4 in Mucuri (state of Bahia) was put into service in September 2017, while the machine installed in Imperatriz (state of Maranhão) was started up at the end of November.

About Suzano Papel e Celulose
Suzano Papel e Celulose is the world's second largest producer of eucalyptus pulp and Latin America's leading printing and writing paper manufacturer. As a subsidiary of Suzano Holding and part of the Suzano Group, it has a tradition of more than 90 years operating with cutting-edge technology in the pulp and paper industry. It runs five paper mills in Brazil, international offices in six countries and a global distribution structure to supply its products to more than 60 countries. Besides pulp, the company produces coated and uncoated printing and writing paper, packaging paper, tissue (sanitary) paper, fluff pulp (used in diapers and sanitary napkins), and lignin (a byproduct that can be used as a replacement for oil derivatives in high-end applications). It works on the genetic development of forest crops and the biotechnology industry through its FuturaGene subsidiary. It is a public company that operates under the Brazilian stock exchange's Novo Mercado guidelines, which reinforces its commitment to the continuous advancement of corporate governance practices.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

About Voith
Voith is a global technology group. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of €4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe

An Environmentally Friendly Replacement for Polycoated and Waxed Papers!

Moisture is a major threat to raw materials and finished goods of all kinds—particularly those made of metal and prone to rust and corrosion. Greases and oils sometimes used as lubricants or rust preventatives on metal components add another problem by threatening to leak through packaging and contaminate surrounding areas. Waxed or polycoated papers are traditional moisture-resistant packaging options for problems like these. However, such coated papers pose an environmental problem because they are not recyclable and repulpable. Even if recycled back into the pulp and paper stream, they would first have to go through a costly process of separating the paper base from the coating.

To avoid this environmental problem, Cortec® Corporation has developed an environmentally acceptable replacement to unrecyclable polycoated and waxed papers. Cortec’s new high gloss EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard relies on a water-based moisture barrier coating for moisture resistance. The technology makes the paper fully recyclable and repulpable without requiring costly processes to remove the coating from the paper. In addition to recyclability, Cortec’s EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard demonstrated better water vapor barrier properties than polycoated paper and waxed paper during testing.

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To evaluate the moisture resistance of EcoShield® Super Barrier and Linerboard, the barrier paper was tested against a comparable polyethylene coated paper and a commercial waxed paper according to ASTM E-96 at 73°F (23°C) and 50% relative humidity. The EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard showed a water vapor transfer rate of 0.32-0.37 grams per hour on a square meter of paper. A polycoated paper in the same test allowed slightly more water vapor to pass through in the same time frame, at the higher rate of 0.47-0.71 grams per hour.  The waxed paper was much less resistant to water vapor, allowing it to transfer at a rate of 6.5-6.9 grams per hour on the same size of paper. Though it is not intended for applications involving constant water contact, the shiny side of EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard also has the ability to repel liquid water. Its TAPPI T-441 Cobb Water Absorption rate is less than 0.3 grams of water per square meter in 2 minutes.

EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard also has excellent oil and grease resistance. It registers a high kit test value of 12, representing the highest amount of an aggressive liquid solution to remain on the paper surface without causing the paper to fail. The high gloss paper not only protects against the ingress of moisture or grease into a package, but it also protects against the leaching of oil and grease out of a package. This is important when manufacturer’s specifications require the use of greasy rust preventatives, or when the metal equipment being wrapped, packaged, or shipped contains lubricated parts. EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard can discourage these oils and greases from seeping out of the package and causing packaging failure or contamination of nearby materials.

The versatility of EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard as a flexible, moisture barrier material allows it to be used for a variety of packaging applications and beyond:

•    Protecting moisture sensitive components
•    Wrapping oily or greasy parts
•    Lining wood pallets or corrugated boxes
•    Packaging products
•    Keeping work surfaces clean with a disposable cover

EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard is available in custom sizes and as sheets or perforated rolls for the convenience of the user.

Whether moisture threatens from the inside or the outside of a package, EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard is a more environmentally friendly way to protect against damage from moisture, grease, and oil. By coating water based barrier technology onto biobased material, Cortec® has made a fully recyclable, environmentally acceptable, and competitively performing replacement for polycoated and waxed papers.

To find out more about EcoShield® Super Barrier Paper and Linerboard, please visit: https://www.cortecvci.com/Publications/PDS/EcoShield_Super_Barrier_Paper.pdf

To find out more about Cortec’s innovative packaging products, please visit: http://www.cortecpackaging.com/

Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries.  Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide.  ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025 Certified.

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