Kemira has launched KemFlite to reduce paper and board machine problems caused by deposits from the agglomeration of hydrophobic particles.

The particles originate from wood pitch, stickies or binders in coated broke.

Chris Lewis, regional applications manager, paper, said: “KemFlite is a concept that pools together a range of Kemira products and our process know-how in a consolidated package, directly addressing the problems customers have with deposit control on paper machines.”

He said that under certain conditions, the particles agglomerate to a larger size and eventually deposit on paper machine wet-end surfaces, wires, felts and dryer cans.

“KemFlite is designed to manage the hydrophobic substances, particularly their size, before they form deposits.

“The result is a smoother operation, decreased downtime, better cost efficiency, reduced chemical consumption and improved finished paper and board quality.”