31st International Munich Paper Symposium- Munich 25-27th April 2023

New coating process with MFC proven in full scale - Per Svending

FiberLean Technologies’ microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is produced at industrial scale based on mechanical grinding of wood pulp. The FiberLean process utilizes robust milling equipment without the need for chemical additives. The process has been developed to enable cost-effective MFC production from a broad variety of pulp types, including those from recycled sources. MFC is increasingly becoming a vital tool in the paper makers toolkit; users of this technology can reduce costs, improve product quality, develop new products and reach their sustainability targets. 

FiberLean Technologies has earlier presented its technology for applying MFC-mineral coatings as a wet-in-wet coating at the paper machine wet-end. During the last year this technique has been proven in full scale. Over 100 ton of White Top Liner has been produced in mill trials.

Surface application of MFC, without mineral, onto paper and board grades has exciting potential in the specialties/barrier market. When MFC is formed into layers and dried onto the surface, the fibrils bind tightly, resulting in very smooth and low porosity films which exhibit barrier properties towards oil and grease, oxygen, aroma, and mineral oils. The layer also serves as an ideal substrate to combine with subsequent coatings to achieve additional barrier properties (e.g., To moisture and water). 

In this presentation we further discuss these applications and provide some insight into the potential that MFC has to offer in the next generation of sustainable paper, packaging and moulded fibre innovations.

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IMPS 2023 - Per Svending