Pulping is a procedure that separates fibrous material and cellulose from wood or other crude material as a prelude to papermaking. The reason for pulping is to free cellulose strands from other chemicals and polluting influences in the wood (or different fibrous source). Before wood can be pulped, it must experience debarking i.e. expelling bark mechanically or hydraulically and then sending the debarked wood into a chipper to cut them into small pieces ready for pulping. Pulping can be done by three processes –
- Mechanical – Using machines like revolving disks to prepare the pulp for paper making.
- Chemical – wood chips are cooked in a combination of chemical solution to remove cellulose or lignin from the wood.
- Semi-mechanical – a blend of mechanical and chemical.
Here we understand the process of Chemical Pulping in detail. As known it is a method of converting the wooden chips into damp pulp for paper making or processing, by cooking the wooden chips in a chemical solution to extract lignin or cellulose content which is primarily responsible for reducing paper quality and permanence. Chemical Pulping has two primary methods of processing –
- The Sulfite process: cooks wood chips in sulfurous acid combined with limestone to produce calcium bi-sulfite. The combination of sulfurous acid and calcium bi-sulfite dissolves the lignin in the wood and liberates the cellulose fibers. Sulfite pulp is soft and flexible, is moderately strong, and is used to supplement mechanical pulps.
- The Sulfate Process: evolved from the soda processes developed in the nineteenth century using strong bases to digest wood. Pulpers began adding sodium sulfate (correctly known as sodium sulfide) to the soda process and a significantly stronger pulp was produced. This process is more accurately known as the Kraft process (after the German word meaning ‘strength’)
Advantages of Chemical Pulping in production of paper:
- Stronger fibre in paper
- Highest quality printing and writing papers
- Fewer impurities
- Wastages can be used as fuel
- Brighter papers produced
KERONE has always been the decision of various clients for its broad ‘hands-on’ involvement of use of microwave and infrared in the paper processing industry. Demystifying the comprehensive procedure of chemical pulping, we give different machinery facilities and help to our regarded customers according to their particular procedure requisite. Chemical Pulping is the most prominent strategy used for pulping giving the best outcomes with average yields, use of microwave and infrared radiation escalates the quality and yield result by more than 20-30%. Diminishing natural effects is likewise a critical viewpoint for any preparing industry, and thus the entirety of our hardware and arrangement improvement is centered on limiting utilities consumption and better water and vitality stewardship, decreasing the product losses and wastages produced by the procedure.
Why choose us?
Since the last 42 years, accuracy, efficiency, machine quality and output quality are not just words but KERONE’s lifetime commitment towards our profession since its inception, creating a base of more than 1000 loyal customers. Our systems are used to meet the varying demands of numerous industrial applications – all with a level of precision that manufacturers seek. Fulfilling demands as per client’s specification has been our USP and we strive to carry the same forward. We also provide detailed assistance for installation without much hassle of complex functioning of the machinery. We always strive to achieve more than client satisfaction with our timely delivery, quality and efficiency towards all equipment manufactured by us.