Vol.62 No.2 Abstracts

Point of Paper Container Processing Technology

Hiroshi Katayama
Technical Headquarters Development DepartmentCKyodo Printing Co., Ltd.

  We are developing a new package technology. The paper container is a packaging material that is from of old. The paper container is made from the paperboard and has some features as a thing that contents can be defended from a strong impact from the outside and a beautiful print are possible etc. Moreover, it starts receiving the fair wind like a noteworthy rise to recent environmental problems and the revisions of the container recycling law, etc. and it entering a new stage. It wants to look back on the processing technology of the paper container, and to clarify the function of the paperboard requested from the paper container processing. And, I want to tie to the development of a new package.

A Skit Packer and Finish Facilities

Hideyuki Watanabe
Designing Dept., JTEC Co.

  A finishing machine to wrap with recyclable paper in the paper industry world is reviewed by global environmental protection and utilization activity of resources. Own way company sells a design and production of an industrial machine making a paper manufacture finishing machine main, mainly. It is thought that packing with paper is disadvantageous in a tear and absorbency of packing in comparison with stretch packing and shrink packing of film system a little. However, sale number of packing facilities increases from development of damp proofing paper of paper manufacture maker, improvement of quality and stability of a packing process of packer maker surely year by year. It is own way company, but inquiries about a skit packer increase and the delivery results increase recently, too. It is thought that possibility of skit packer sales promotion is big, even if I think from a share only for Japanese soil. Therefore Ifd like to explain a skit packer and the finish that original, own company.

Operating Experience of Semi-automatic Ream Feeding System

Tsukasa Futo
Finishing charge Finishing section P-com. Co., Ltd.

  P-com. Co., Ltd. is in charge of sheet finishing operations such as roll wrapping, sheet cutting and wrapping of paper sheets for Nippon Daishowa Paperboard Tohoku Co., Ltd. In the sheet finishing process, a ream feeding work by hand is very hard and there are many kinds of works. Although it is difficult to mechanize the process of a ream feeding, an automatic ream feeding has been required for cost reduction in this process. So we have solved such problems by development of semi-automatic ream feeding.
  In this paper, an operating experience and a development of Semi-automatic Ream Feeding System are introduced. After installing the system, we have been released from hard works and engaged in observing the sheet finishing process.
  The Semi-automatic Ream Feeding System was developed by Nippon Daishowa Paperboard Tohoku Co., Ltd., P-com. Co., Ltd. and SERVOARM Co., Ltd.

Introduction of Updated Roll Wrapping and Handling System

Masashi Shibaki
Itochu Sanki Corporation

  Recently, the demand for roll wrapping and handling are becoming tough and diversified, not only for protection against humidity, tear up, dirt but also for operating efficiency, small lot and various kind.    In order to satisfy those requirements, RCS (Roll Care System) has been specializing in only roll wrapping and handling for more than 35 years. This article mentions the latest roll wrapping and handling system through RCS technologies and products.

Operating Experience of Automatic Coil Wrapping Machine

Masayuki Saito
Nakoso Jujo Paper Industrial Corporation

  CCP (Carbonless Copying Paper), produced in Nippon Paper Industriesf Nakoso mill, is sensitive to pressure. Because of this, rolls of CCP had been manually packed in corrugated cardboard boxes to protect them from the bruises in the transportation. As the production volume grows, manual packing is no longer efficient. Therefore the semi-automatic wrapping machine using plastic stretch film was adopted. With the raising concern over environmental issues, recently our customers have a serious problem with the disposal of the plastic film used for CCP packing. We have developed the new original wrapping paper to eliminate this problem. The features of this wrapping paper are as follows: using no plastic film, recyclable, shock absorbing, damp proof, etc. With this new wrapping paper we have started the exceptional full-automatic wrapping machine for CCP, which has an automatic labeler, a palletizing robot, etc.
  In this report the characteristics of our new original wrapping paper and our operation experience of the full-automatic wrapping machine are presented.

An Application of AS/RS to Paper Mills

Tsukasa Oohashi and Yousuke Suga
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

  AS/RS systems enable to reduce the handling work, to improve the efficiency of storage and to computerize the stock control. These characteristics can automate the intermediate buffer storage between two processes as well as store the products before delivery.
  This paper presents the examples of AS/RS applied to finishing process of paper mills.

GL&V/Kawanoe Zoki-Innovative Cooperation
@-Pulp Processing Equipment (Celleco, Impco, etc), BTF Headbox System-

Junichi Yano, Kozo Kishida and Seiichiro Utatsu

  The delivery record of BTF dilution system has been delivered to a total of 8 systems since Kawanoe Zoki started to manufacture and sell it under license from GL&V in Japan. All those are BTF system retrofit to the existing headbox without any rebuilding. The results are notable improvement in paper quality such as CD-BD profile and contributing to productivity enhancement such as wider sheet width and shorter grade change time than that of before.
  Kawanoe Zoki deals in not only Paper machine technology but also technology in chemical pulping. We introduce Celleco Twister cleaner developed for energy saving and world-renowned Impco Hi-Q Knotter and Screen. In addition we show Compact Press and the relational equipment from our new business line of chemical pulping line which is consist of cooking, washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching, which have been developed by former Kvaerner.

Effects of the Air in Stock at Paper Production and On-line Air Content Analyzer

Takeshi Hanaoka
Savcor Japan K.K.
Matti Hakkinen
Savcor Process Oy

  Increasing production rate and requirement for quality, efficiency and environmental load make higher attention on entrained air and its detrimental effects on the paper making process.
  The air content measurement principle introduced here is based on attenuation of ultrasound by air bubbles. This ultrasound method is a continuous, on-line measurement which can provide optimal control of de aeration, trouble shooting as well as process development.

Retention Aid for Fillers Using in the Process of Deinked Pulp Manufacturing

Kazushige Inaoka
Research & Development Dept., Paper Chemicals Division, Harima Chemicals, Inc.

  An inorganic particle called filler is added to printing paper for the purpose of improving optical characteristics and printability of the paper. However, the most of fillers are detached from pulp to water in the process of deinked pulp manufacturing, and it becomes the industrial waste in drainage process.
  In such a situation, we started our research based on a concept to reduce the amount of waste in the drainage process, and developed gretention aid for fillers using in the process of deinked pulp manufacturingh. We think that this development could improve the retention of fillers dramatically compared with other coagulant and flocculant due to a formation of ionic macromolecule and an improvement of the interaction between this chemical and fibers, fines and fillers.
  In this report, we introduce a characteristic and an effect of this chemical with showing application results at the actual machine.

The Cartridge Mechanical Seal for Pulp & Paper Plants

Hidekazu Takahashi
Customer Service Dept., EAGLE INDUSTRY Co., Ltd.

  In a pulp & paper plant, many numbers of varieties of pumps are utilized such as water pumps, pulp pumps and chemical pumps all through the production processes from digesting to painting. Recently, a mechanical seal has been selected as a standard sealing device for such pumps. A cartridge seal is coming into wide use for work improvement, for being easy to handle and for installing correctly. And then the cartridge seal is used not only non-flushing use but non-cooling use in a plant. Additionally, the cartridge seal with emergency seal is developed for pulp pumps. When a mechanical seal doesnft work and leakage starts, the emergency seal installed in the cartridge seal works and can use for a certain period. I will introduce the latest technology trend about the cartridge mechanical seal for the pulp &paper plant.

Performance and Function Requested for the Flaw Inspection System
@- MaxEye. Next and MaxEye. REVO -

Yoshinobu Sugino
Strategic Planning Group, FUTEC INC.

  FUTEC INC. has sold around 5,500 Inspection Systems to such Paper Pulp Industry, Film Industry, Nonferrous Metal Industry, Non-woven Fabric Industry and Printing Industries, etc. for 30 years. FUTEC INC. developed two of the new Inspection Systems based on the know-how that has been cultivated and the needs/ wishes obtained from the market. One is MaxEye. next which is possible to correspond to the lines of various specifications flexibly. Another is MaxEye. REVO which the detection ability of faint line irregularity/unevenness was strengthened. FUTEC INC. makes the best proposal by two models to satisfy the demand of the diversified customers.

kajaaniWEM & kajaaniRM3
@- The Most Modern Solutions for Paper Making Process -

Jukka Nokelainen and Takeshi Sato
Process Automation Systems Division, Metso Automation

  This paper introduces two lately launched superior tools for wet end management: modular multi talent analyzer and consistency sensor. The consistency sensor is stand-alone device that performs continuous measurements from one sample point. It is ideal for applications that require continuous total and true ash consistency measurement and automatic control. The new analyser is first in the world that provides papermakers with all the right and relevant wet end measurements. Here we describe by several living examples of charge, redox, pH, conductivity, temperature and consistency measurements, how to get comprehensive understanding over paper making and point out process problem areas and find right actions to correct them.

Estimation of Timber Volume in Eucalyptus Plantations Using Satellite Images

Toru Katsura
Corporate Planning Department, Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd.
Pranab J. Baruah, Takahiro Endo and Yoshifumi Yasuoka
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo

  Accurate estimation of timber volume in commercial plantation can serve the industry as well as the environment than sustains them. A robust estimation methodology will help the plantation industry to efficiently manage this costly and long term investment to get the utmost return. Here, we investigated an approach to estimate timber volume in several Eucalyptus globulus plantation plots of varying ages in Chile.
  Empirical relationships between temporal satellite imageries (Landsat ETM+) derived spectral feature and timber volume were investigated. A total of 12 Landsat ETM+ scenes, both radiometrically and geometrically corrected, were selected to match with the dates of ground truth allometry data. Landsat ETM+ has a ground resolution of 30 meters with a swath width of 185 km and visits the same position of the earth every 16 days making it suitable for monitoring plantations throughout a longer period of time with reasonable costs. Allometry data from a total of 8 plots spanning over four years (1999 `2004) were used. The area of the plots ranged from 30 to 150 ha and trees were planted between year 1992 and year 2000. Allometry data included diameter at breast height (DBH), height of tree (H) of individual trees at selected subplots (0.02 ha) within each plot, collected by plantation management staff.
  Mid-IR band 5 of ETM+ followed by the green band of ETM+ has the strongest correlation with timber volume for our study area. Out of several vegetation indices, Specific Leaf Area Vegetation Index (SLAVI), which uses mid-IR band 5, showed strongest linear relationship with volume. The best relationship was used to estimate total volume in each plantation plot and to produce spatial volume map. Comparison between total estimated volume and actual observed volume at each plot showed the estimation accuracy was considered satisfactory. Spatial maps could be of importance for efficient forest management.

Keywords: plantation, timber volume, satellite, Landsat, vegetation index

TOF-SIMS Analysis of the Bleeding of Organic Compounds to Pulp Fiber Surface

Hiroto Higashi, Toko Nakamura and Masayuki Omatsu
Material Analysis Center, Oji Paper Co., Ltd.

  It was commonly found that the aging and the manufacturing conditions were influenced on the surface properties of the paper. We assumed that the change of the surface properties was caused by the bleeding of the low-molecular-mass compounds to pulp fiber surface. In order to confirm this assumption we carried out the surface analysis of handsheets using XPS and TOF-SIMS.
  A handsheet was prepared from a hardwood pulp. TOF-SIMS and XPS analysis showed that the bleedable compounds, such as C-C chemical bonds increase on the surface of the sheet at high temperature.

Keywords: bleeding, pulp, surface analysis, TOF-SIMS, XPS