Mechanical pulping trials may include RMP (refiner mechanical pulping), CMP (chemimechanical pulping), TMP (thermomechanical pulping), or CTMP (chemithermomechanical pulping). Semi-chemical pulping may also be carried out.
For small-scale or screening trials, the KRK Pressurized Laboratory Refiner may be used, with batch sizes 1-5 lb (0.5-2 kg.) Large-scale proofing or production trials may be accomplished in the 3-ton/day Sunds CD-300 2-stage pilot plant.
Available Equipment for Mechanical Pulping
Pulp produced in the pilot plant can be screened, cleaned, washed, and bleached on a continuous basis. For a listing of post-digester pulp processing equipment, click here.