Two researcher from MoRe Research, Dr Raghu Deshpande och Dr Zoheb Karim, presented very interesting results at NWBC 2018, Helsinki.
In Karlstad in 13-14 November 2018 the 8th Workshop on Cellulose, Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives will be held.
14th November Dr Zoheb Karim will do a presentation at the subject: Production of nanofibrillated cellulose reinforced nanopaper using pilot scale XPM.
Now its time for the comparative quality control for the PFI refiner, Soft Wood! In cooperation with PFI Instruments we runs this round robin to offer a help for you so you will know how well the own refiner is calibrated.
India's ambassador to Sweden, Monika Kapil Mohta, visited Örnsköldsvik on 12-13 September. MoRe Research and RISE Processing was one of her destinations. She wanted to meet companies that cooperate with India to discuss sustainable solutions for future development. MoRe Research carries out business that is strongly linked to Indian industry and we have several researchers coming from India.
Daniele Oliviera de Castro and Zoheb Karim, two of MoRe’s postdocs, have had an article on their research work on development of fire retardant composite materials published in No 162 of the science magazine Composites Science and Technology. The title is ”The use of a pilot-scale continuous paper process for fire retardant cellulosekaolinite nanocomposites”.
The steaming process of chips is necessary for continuous cooking and is also used frequently during batch cooking. A couple of years ago MoRe discovered a connection between low tearing resistance and a tough steaming process. The reason for this relation was that a too tough steaming process, in combination with high pressure against the bottom of the steaming vessel, could cause fibre ruptures. In order to be able to investigate this phenomenon in pilot scale, a unique testing device was developed.
Pia Renström is responsible for the ECF bleached long fibre pulp and eucalyptus comparative quality control for comparative PFI refiner quality control. This is why she finds participation in these tests an advantage:
”Since many years the PFI refiner is standard equipment for realistic refining trials such as testing beatability of different pulps. But as for all laboratory and pilot equipment it is important to know that you can trust the results. Participation in these round robins is important as the participants get to know how well the results match”.