Resource efficiency and new product opportunities for the forest sector and
fibre based products
Can existing paper and board machines be turned to make over 15% lighter
products from less valuable raw materials? Can you use less refined pulps with
excellent formation and reduce energy and chemical consumption? Can you
simultaneously provide new product launches? This may sound like a dream but
latest R&D results show that this may become a reality through introduction of
the foam forming technology.
In foam forming, a large amount of air is added to fibre suspension. This
prevents fibre flocculation, enhances dewatering, enables production of light
weight structures and opens up a way to utilize traditionally challenging raw
materials from nanoparticles to long fibres. The first pilot scale facility,
which offers a way for companies to test their concepts in realistic process
conditions, was launched last year and the development race towards the next
generation biobased fibre products has already begun.
Foam forming offers a sustainable alternative for companies to improve their
current competitiveness through an agile process, which makes the adaptation
to market changes easier in the future. This webinar will reveal how foam
forming leads to a new manufacturing platform for fiber based products.
Key learning objectives
Hear why foam forming leads in a leap in papermaking resource-efficiency
through light weighting
Learn how it improves the competitiveness of current products
Get a feeling on requirements to turn existing machines to foam forming
See demonstrations of new product opportunities such as technical textiles and
sound absorption materials etc.