Kemira’s KemFlite™ reduces paper and board machine problems caused by deposits from the agglomeration of hydrophobic particles. The company says that it is additionally characterized by:
- It is designed to manage the hydrophobic substances, particularly their size, before they form deposits.
- The concept combines the company’s deep papermaking process know-how with its broad deposit control product portfolio and powerful new analysis and monitoring tools.
- The tools include Flyto™, a unique laboratory analysis to measure the particle size, quantity and hydrophobicity in samples taken from key points in the process; and AutoFlite™, a new on-line device that continuously provides similar information.
- Following a complete mill survey by application experts, a tailor-made deposit control program can be implemented to manage the hydrophobic substances found in the mill process waters and eliminate machine deposition.
- The concept has been proven in numerous mill cases where it has improved machine operation and reduced defects like holes, spots, specks and hickeys in the final paper or board product.