Press release

Creating opportunities for advance tissue research and development, Kemira donates Crepe Simulator Unit to North Carolina State University

Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, recently donated a pilot-scale tissue crepe simulator (CS) unit to the Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. In addition, Kemira has provided NC State University an operational license on intellectual property and related know-how, including U.S. patents and publications.

Creating opportunities for advance tissue research and development, Kemira donates Crepe Simulator Unit to North Carolina State University

“The donation of the pilot machine allows NC State the opportunity to further expand its commitment in advanced tissue research and development in the fields of fiber types, fiber treatments, crepe chemistry, and process impact on sheet quality attributes,” says Clayton Campbell, responsible for Global Tissue Business Development at Kemira. “We look forward to collaborating closely with NC State in driving new innovation in the fields of fiber performance, enhanced sheet properties such as strength and softness, and advanced creping technology.”

The CS unit, one-of-a kind in the world, operates up to a speed of 10 meters per second (600m/min) and has the ability to adjust multiple operating parameters such as Yankee dryer metalurgy and temperatures, crepe blade and holder angle, and pressures.

“The addition of the CS unit to our Tissue Pack Innovation Lab in the Department of Forest Biomaterials will further our mission to build an industry-oriented research consortium on tissue to make a long-lasting impact,” says Dr. Lokendra Pal, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Co-Director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab at North Carolina State University. “It will also help us to expand undergraduate awareness of the important of tissue manufacture. We’re grateful for Kemira and its investment as a partner in supporting the growing tissue and personal care industry.”

 

For more information, please contact

Kemira Oyj
Clayton Campbell
clay.campbell (a) kemira.com

 

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2017, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and 4,732 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com

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