"DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH-GRADE GRAPHIC PAPERS WITH INCREASED OPACITY AND BENDING RIGIDITY WHILE REDUCING THE SHARE OF WOOD FIBERS USING A POLYMERIC CROSS-LINKER." POIR.01.01.01-00-0272/19
The aim of the project planned for implementation by Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A. is to develop and implement production technology for high-grade graphic papers with increased opacity and bending rigidity and reduced wood fibre share by using a polymeric cross-linker.
The project aims to eliminate, or significantly reduce, the negative effects of increasing the filler content in paper by using new filler compositions that are expected to improve binding of filler particles in the paper structure and ensure their more even dispersion. This will be achieved through the use of different polymers/crosslinkers tested in three stages of the project. The fourth stage of the project involves the production of prototype graphic papers in the 60-80 g/m2 grammage range.
The research part of the project, completed as of the end of March, allowed the project team to obtain positive results and in April the project will enter the development phase. The development work is expected to continue until the end of November 2022.
The research and development results will be implemented into the company’s business activities by introducing the production of innovative high-grade graphic papers with increased opacity and bending rigidity while reducing the share of wood fibres using a polymeric crosslinker at Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A.
The main recipients of the project results will be processors (envelope and notebook manufacturers), book publishers, and printing houses. This paper can also be used for writing and printing in Braille and can be utilised by blind and visually impaired individuals.
The project's implementation addresses the current and future needs of improving the paper opacity in the production of low grammage papers without compromising, and even increasing, its strength parameters.
During the industrial research and development work in the project, we could observe a diffusion effect resulting from the cooperation between the industry and a research organisation, that is the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin.
WEDNESDAY, 31 March 2021