Kemira Flyto ensures paper machine runnability

Quality paper and cost control

Kemira has developed a range of solutions for controlling chemical and microbiological deposits in order to help the paper manufacturers to maximize their productivity and cost control.

One technique for analyzing customers’ papermaking process samples is Kemira Flyto, which is a method for detecting harmful agglomeration. Uncontrolled agglomeration of slime, scale, pitch, and stickies disturbs the papermaking process causing production down-time and paper defects.

Fast and informative problem-solving technique

In some cases the Kemira Flyto method has proved to detect paper machine problems that cannot be seen with traditional measurements. Kemira’s long experience of using this method has led to a quick and thorough interpretation of the results, which also speeds up the finding of a solution. Kemira Flyto is an integral component in the Kemira Kemflite concept, which combines know-how of the customers’ processes, a broad product portfolio, and novel process follow-up tools to develop custom-made solutions for the papermaking industry. At the moment, Kemira has eight Flyto units located all around the world, one of which is portable.

Flyto expertise spreading globally

Lenita Lindberg from Kemira’s Research Center in Espoo, Finland, compliments the reception of Kemira Flyto. “The demand and utilization of Kemira Flyto has grown more and more over the years, and the completion of the Flytomatic software this year has made the product even more beneficial,” Lindberg reflects. Flytomatic is a program that facilitates the interpretation and assimilates the reporting of Flyto data.

The development of the product in 2012 has focused on the information transfer to different locations, such as the research center in Shanghai, the application lab in Kuusankoski and the laboratory in Helsingborg. At the same time, the portable Flyto was taken into use, which extends the possibilities to make use of this analysis method globally.