Pulp Fiber Savings

Nalco understands that vigilant management of fiber and energy resources is critical to the quality and efficiency of pulp and paper making operations. Our complete fiber and energy management solutions are designed to help you achieve your economical, operational, quality and environmental objectives.

We can help you

  • Reduce your Total Cost of Operation (TCO)
  • Use a broader range of mechanical, chemical and recycled fibers
  • Improve the quality of pulp
  • Enhance the stability and efficiency of the process

The Benefits of our Fiber Savings Programs:

  • Pulp yield
  • Filler loading
  • Basis weight reduction
  • Lower cost fiber sources
  • Long fiber reduction

Pulp Yield Case Study

Background: ECF soft wood kraft pulp mill; 400,000 ton/year, Program: PenSurf Digester Additive

  • 0.8% increase in yield
  • 1.2 points lower kappa number
  • 10% reduction in bleaching chemicals
  • lower load to the chemical recovery plant

Filler Loading Case Study

Background: uncoated fine paper; hybrid former; 850 m/min; 70,000 ton/year, Program: OptiLux


  • 2.5-5% reduction in basis weight
  • maintained caliper and stiffness
  • estimated annual savings: US$1,000,000

Basis Weight Reduction Case Study

Background: coated fine paper; Voith Duoformer; single shoe press, Program: FillerTEK


  • 5% increase in ash content
  • maintained strength and bulk
  • estimated annual savings: US$1,500,000

Lower Cost Fiber Sources Case Study

Background: facial grade; Crescent former; twin press roll; 2,000 m/min, Programs: Tulip, POSITEK 3G


  • 70% increase in acacia pulp
  • no sheet floating problem
  • estimated annual savings: US$500,000

Long Fiber Reduction Case Study

Background: toilet grade; Crescent former; single press; 1,800 m/min, Program: Metrix


  • 8% reduction in long fiber
  • estimated annual savings: US$1,000,000
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