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  • 1.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    et al.
    RISE, Innventia.
    Athley, Karin
    RISE, Innventia.
    Thomsson, Lars
    RISE, Innventia.
    Advanced techniques to study filler flocs in high shear environments2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    et al.
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Bouveng, Mikael
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    Holmen AB, Sweden.
    Fines-enriched pulp as a strength agent in a CTMP middle ply2018In: PaperCon 2018: Shaping the future through innovation, TAPPI , 2018, p. 741-760, article id PA5.2Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this pilot scale trial, was to evaluate fines-enriched pulp (FE-pulp) as a strength agent in amiddle ply of a board product.A typical CTMP-based middle ply was produced on the FEX pilot paper machine. The stock consisted of CTMP,refined hardwood and softwood pulp, and filler. FE-pulp as strength agent was compared with glue pulp, ahighly refined chemical pulp. FEX sheets and hand sheets made of pulp mixtures were evaluated. Also, thedewatering and pressing conditions on the paper machine were compared.The results confirmed the results of earlier experiments with handsheets; FE-pulp used as strength agent showedto be twice as efficient as glue pulp regarding strength properties without impairing the bulk. Further, thedewatering conditions and press dryness's on the paper machine was comparable at these additions. Thus, allthese results imply that addition of FE-pulp can replace the double amount of glue pulp as a strength agent.

  • 3.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    et al.
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Bouveng, Mikael
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    Holmen AB, Sweden.
    Production of pulps with an extremely high fines content for use as strength agent2018In: PaperCon 2018: Shaping the future through innovation, TAPPI , 2018, article id PA5.1Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective was to optimize the production of fines-enriched pulp (FE-pulp) from chemical pulp.The first trial was a continuous production of FE-pulp with unbleached and bleached never-dried softwood. Thepulp was refined using a JC00 equipped with SF filling, and screened with a micro-perforated screen basket with250 μm diameter holes, but the produced FE-pulp got low concentration, below 3 g/l.The second trial aimed at optimised conditions, using dried bleached softwood. Three fillings, microbar, AA andFF were evaluated in a JC01 refiner, where microbar was most energy efficient. Microbar and AA reachedtargeted FE-pulp concentration, 10 g/l. The refined pulps were screened with different hole diameters, where, asexpected, larger hole diameters resulted in higher concentration but also lower fines content in the FE-pulps.The last trial, the microbar filling was evaluated for never-dried softwood pulp, unbleached and bleached. Now,the refining of unbleached softwood gave 3 times more fines per kWh/ton compared with first trial.These trials demonstrated the importance of the right refining conditions regarding effect of refiner and type offilling to achieve glue-pulp with high enough fines content. With the right conditions, it was possible to produceFE-pulp with high concentration at moderate energy consumption.

  • 4.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    et al.
    RISE, Innventia.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    RISE, Innventia.
    Bouveng, Mikael
    RISE, Innventia.
    Production of a fine fraction using micro-perforated screens2015In: Paper Conference and Trade Show (PaperCon 2015), TAPPI Press, 2015, Vol. 1, p. 543-560Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    et al.
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy.
    Bouveng, Mikael
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy.
    Usage of Fines-enriched pulp to increase strength in CTMP2017In: Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2017: Renew, Rethink, Redefine the Future, TAPPI Press, 2017, Vol. 3, p. 1607-1631Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Fines-enriched pulp (FE-pulp) was benchmarked against glue pulp as strength agent in eucalypt CTMP. FE-pulp was produced by combining high intensity multiple-pass refining with a fractionation in a microperforated screen basket. The fraction passing through the holes of the screen is the FE-pulp. The FE-pulp comprises of secondary fines, created in the refiner, and flexible, fibrillated highly-refined fibres or fibre fragments. Glue pulp is highly refined kraft pulp, commonly added as a strength agent in middle plies of board products, or between plies to increase the plybond. Equal amounts of FE-pulp and glue pulp were added to the original CTMP as well as to washed CTMP, where most of the CTMP-fines had been removed. The effects of the strength agents were evaluated using laboratory sheets. Both glue pulp and FE-pulp increased the strength of the CTMP sheets. The bulk of the sheets decreased however. When 5 % FE-pulp was added, the tensile index increased by more than 50 %, and the tensile energy absorption and z-strength increased by more than 100 %. FE-pulp proved to be twice as effective as glue pulp. The addition of 5 % FE-pulp resulted in the same relative strength increase as an addition of 10 % glue pulp. The washed CTMP lost all strength when the CTMP-fines content was reduced from 17 % to 3% through washing. The addition of 5 % FE-pulp restored the strength values, and at a higher bulk. The drainability in terms of CSF of that stock was much higher when compared to the original pulp.

  • 6.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    et al.
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy. RISE, Innventia.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy. RISE, Innventia.
    Lindgren, Margareta
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy. RISE, Innventia.
    Single-stage hydrocyclone fractionation of refined bleached softwood pulp2017In: PaperCon 2017, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Refined bleached chemical softwood was fractionated using a hydrocyclone in a fine and a coarse fraction. The trials were done at three inject concentrations, three coarse fraction volume ratios, and with pulps refined with two refining levels.

    A large difference in sheet properties between fine and coarse fraction was observed. Compared with the feed pulp, the relative change in the sheet properties increased more in the fine fractions than it decreased in the coarse fractions. Increased fines proportion had a positive effect on all properties up to a certain level when a further improvement could not be observed. Interestingly, the fine fractions of both refining levels reached the same absolute strength level, both for the tensile properties and z-strength. The fine fractions at the highest coarse fraction mass ratios contained more fines, and the mean fibre was shorter and narrower. This led to higher density but also a decrease of the stretch-at-break and z-strength values.

    When comparing these results with previous fractionation results for unrefined pulp, it was found that inject concentration did not have a large effect on thickening in the present study. As for the refined pulp, the tensile index increased with fines proportion for the unrefined pulp, however, only up to a certain fines proportion where a maximum values was reached. The increase was larger for the refined pulps which had higher fines proportion.

  • 7.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    et al.
    RISE, Innventia.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    RISE, Innventia.
    Lindgren, Margareta
    RISE, Innventia.
    Single-stage hydrocyclone fractionation of refined bleached softwood pulp2017In: Paper Conference and Trade Show: Renew, Rethink, Redefine the Future, PaperCon 2017, TAPPI Press, 2017, Vol. 2, p. 878-905Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Refined bleached chemical softwood was fractionated using a hydrocyclone in a fine and a coarse fraction. The trials were done at three inject concentrations, three coarse fraction volume ratios, and with pulps refined with two refining levels. A large difference in sheet properties between fine and coarse fraction was observed. Compared with the feed pulp, the relative change in the sheet properties increased more in the fine fractions than it decreased in the coarse fractions. Increased fines proportion had a positive effect on all properties up to a certain level when a further improvement could not be observed. Interestingly, the fine fractions of both refining levels reached the same absolute strength level, both for the tensile properties and z-strength. The fine fractions at the highest coarse fraction mass ratios contained more fines, and the mean fibre was shorter and narrower. This led to higher density but also a decrease of the stretch-at-break and z-strength values. When comparing these results with previous fractionation results for unrefined pulp, it was found that inject concentration did not have a large effect on thickening in the present study. As for the refined pulp, the tensile index increased with fines proportion for the unrefined pulp, however, only up to a certain fines proportion where a maximum values was reached. The increase was larger for the refined pulps which had higher fines proportion.

  • 8.
    Hyll, Kari
    et al.
    RISE, Innventia. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    RISE, Innventia. Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    RISE, Innventia.
    Flow imaging characterisation of morphological changes of chemical pulp due to refining2016In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 411-421Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of the refining process on the morphological changes of a chemical softwood pulp was investigated. The Voith LR40 industrial-like laboratory low consistency refiner was used, where the pulp was refined with five refining segments with differences in bar widths, groove widths, and cutting angles. The refined pulp was characterized with a fibre analyser with a spatial resolution of approximately 4 μm/pixel and a wide size range. The fines fraction of the refined pulp was also characterized with an imaging flow cytometer with a spatial resolution of 0.33 μm/pixel and a narrower size range. The fibre analyser measurements showed that the mean length, width, and aspect ratio of the fines decreased monotonically with accumulated refining energy. The imaging flow cytometer with its higher spatial resolution showed little change in fines morphology with accumulated refining energy. The morphology of the fines was more dependent on the applied specific refining energy than the design of the refining segment. However, a segment with much finer grooves and bars, initially designed for hardwood, gave significantly less fibre shortening, fines generation, external fibrillation, kink, and fines that were more fibrillar, compared to the other segments.Grant: The authors of this work would like to thank Prof. Lars Mattsson, Thomas Grahn, and Eva Ålander for fruitful discussions. The discussions with Lorentzen & Wettre were of great assistance. The financial support of the Swedish Energy Agency and the Önnesjöstiftelsen to the PhD project, and of the Fibre and Stock Design research programme to this evaluation study is gratefully acknowledged.

  • 9.
    Krochak, Paul
    et al.
    RISE, Innventia.
    Athley, Karin
    RISE, Innventia.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    RISE, Innventia.
    Norman, Bo
    RISE, Innventia.
    Achieving maximum filler retention by improving mechanical and chemical retention2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Lucisano, Marco
    et al.
    RISE, Innventia.
    Söderberg, Daniel
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Vomhoff, Hannes
    RISE, Innventia.
    Hermansson, Lennart
    RISE, Innventia.
    Rosén, Fredrik
    RISE, Innventia.
    Östlund, Ida
    RISE, Innventia.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    RISE, Innventia.
    Athley, Karin
    RISE, Innventia.
    Norman, Bo
    RISE, Innventia.
    Stratified forming as a tool for resource efficient papermaking2015In: Paper Conference and Trade Show (PaperCon 2015), TAPPI Press, 2015, Vol. 1, p. 767-785Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Pilot-scale demonstration of stratified forming with innovative design of vane technology. Stratified dosage of fillers tested for: •SC-paper •Fine paper Dosage of filler and retention aid through the liquid layers gives a wider window of operation (retention-formation). Filler content can be increased with no adverse effects on strength and structure.

  • 11.
    Odeberg Glasenapp, Astrid
    et al.
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Alfthan, Johan
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Salmen, Lennart
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Biorefinery and Energy.
    Stevanic Srndovic, Jasna
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Biorefinery and Energy.
    Björk, Elisabeth
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Holmqvist, Claes
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Yang, Li
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Berthold, Jesper
    RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.
    Next level of corrugated board research2019In: 29th IAPRI Symposium on packaging, 2019: Serving society innovative perspectives on packaging, 2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     For the first time in the Bioeconomy research program at RISE, corrugatedboard has an own research area. Research is building around the main driving forcesin the corrugated board value chain like e-commerce, improved box performance anddigital printing. The main weakness of corrugated board, its moisture sensitivity, isalso addressed.These main driving forces and weaknesses of corrugated board are mirrored in thethemes of this large research program area:Fibre sorption and deformation mechanismsFundamental knowledge on the mechanisms behind moisture sorption and deformation on fibre level is developed to increase moisture and creep resistance throughmodification of paper materials. State of the art methods for characterization ofthe fibre ultra- and nano-structure such as Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy(FTIR), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS)give new insights on mechanisms and clarify effects of moisture as well as chemicalmodifications.Papermaking for improved base sheetsConcepts that are explored are fibre-based strength additives produced with novelrefining techniques, and modified ZD-profiles in the sheet for better mechanical properties.Box mechanicsMechanical performance of structures such as corrugated board boxes can be predicted through physically based mathematical modelling by taking the behaviour ofthe constituent materials as well as the geometry into account. Appropriate materialmodels for the corrugated board are identified and finite element models for simulation of corrugated board packaging performance are developed.Tool for inkjet printability on corrugatedThere is a genuine need for improved inkjet printability on corrugated materials thanksto rapid development in e-commerce as well as digitalization along the corrugatedvalue chain. Effective measurement methods and knowledge around ink-substrateinteractions are developed to enable board producers and converters to have effective product development and predictable printability on not only liners but also oncorrugated materials.

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