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Palm Sets new Standards for Paper Sorting

Palm Sets new Standards for Paper Sorting
15 Apr 2021  |
Palm Paper added a new paper sorting plant for the production of deinking recovered paper in King’s Lynn. This state-of-the-art sorting plant is designed to provide fibre separation for approximately 200.000 tpa of post-consumer paper and card.

Palm decided to commission Entsorgungstechnik BAVARIA GmbH for the planning and the construction of the sorting plant The Munich-based company is widely considered to be the specialist for plant construction in this field. The primary objective of this investment is to provide a fully automated sorting process, efficiently guaranteeing consistently high quality of material for reprocessing. To achieve this the plant has been fitted with the latest sorting technology.

BAVARIA identified the right configuration for OCC and fine screening. The King’s Lynn mill utilizes BHS disc roll screens that have been tried and tested in paper sorting. Even at high throughput rates, these machines are very compact due to the screening technology which guarantees excellent results. The latest generation of near infrared machines ensures high quality. Using the combined visual and near infrared detection system, grey, brown and printed cardboard and non-paper materials can be detected and removed from the deinking stream by using compressed air.

The highlight of the sorting system is that it goes without the usual manual sorting. In order to achieve these standards, BAVARIA has developed the MAX POS process optimization system together with the Papiertechnischen Stiftung PTS (Paper Technology Foundation).

This means that the quality is monitored and optimized during the entire sorting process by real-time monitoring. Online monitoring collects real-time information about material data, sorting parameters, and the current quality status and provides an early warning of issues. Reliable data as well as the recording of statistics and trends support the operator in the operational process and offer greater reliability in the long term. In the context of constantly changing market conditions, this investment has enabled Palm Paper to improve the quality of recovered fiber as a raw material for its recycling operation.

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