Unique and proprietary aqueous solutions containing enzymes catalyze specific reactions in various components of the fiber structure, allowing mechanical refining to have a greater effect.
Buckman specialists work on-site to conduct necessary process surveys to ensure appropriate process conditions (retention time, pH, temperature, etc.) exist for the successful application of the enzymes. Application equipment is very straightforward, generally consisting of a pump and metering equipment.
Monitoring and Control Strategy
Cellulase treatment gives the papermaker many opportunities to improve operations and/or reduce total cost of operation by:
- Reductions in applied energy at refining
- Rationalization of fiber source
- Improve drainage
- Increase sheet strength
- Increase filler content
- Ability to attain new sheet properties and access to new markets