Updated: 2013-03-04

Pilot and laboratory equipment

Contact: Johnny Kvakland Melbø.

  • Laboratory refining system – Metso.
  • Low consistency refining (Claflin 01 conical refiner, 20-90ºC).
  • Screwpress for pulp washing, dewatering and fines concentration (SP 23).
  • Mobile hydrocyclone unit.
  • Dynamic sheetformer model Formette Dynamique.
  • Pilot calender (both steel and soft calendering) – VALMET KMW.
  • Climate chamber, Termaks KB8000F.
  • Dimensional Stability Tester, FIBRO DST 1230 3-D.
  • STFI Fibermaster.
  • Dynamic Absorption and Contact Angle Tester, FIBRO DAT 112.
  • Prufbau printability tester.
  • FibreXpress (pressability studies) – Voith.
  • Dynamic wet pressing simulator (pressability studies, simulation of shoe and roll nips).
  • Homogenizer – Rannie 15 type 12.56X.
  • Attisholz filter.
  • Laboratory screen – Valmet TAP031.
  • Pellets press, KAHL 14-175, 4 mm holes.
  • Hammer mill – Schutte Buffalo W-6-H.
  • Chip classifier – Laboratory (L&W).
  • Chip classifier – Industria (Vibrator A/S).
  • Reactor – 300 L.
  • Reactor – Torrefaction, Organosolvent (Parr).
  • Calorimeter, Parr 6200.

In addition, standard equipment for testing optical and physical properties of paper

 

Chemical analysis

Contact: Ingebjørg Leirset.

Chromatography

  • Gas Chromatography (GC).
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).
  • Gas Chromatography/ Spectrometry (GC/MS).
  • Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (PY-GC/MS).
  • Automated Thermal Desorption – Gas Chromatograph – Mass Spectrometer (ATD-GC/MS).

Spectroscopy

Additional instruments and methods.

Microscopy

Contact: Gary Chinga Carrasco.

In addition, PFI has access to state-of-the-art field-emission SEM, transmission electron microscopy (TEM).