Transforming Stock Preparation Process for Leading Finnish Fiber-Based Solutions Provider


Jane Doe

April 12, 2024

Transforming Stock Preparation Process for Leading Finnish Fiber-Based Solutions Provider

On this very positive experience, we would advise Parason Machinery as a highly experienced, qualified, and trustworthy manufacturer of equipment for glass fiber and paper pulp processing.”

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Finland

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, located in Helsinki, Finland, is a leading player in developing sustainable and innovative fiber-based solutions to substitute plastic and other harmful substances with paper. 

The Challenge

As a company renowned for prioritizing sustainability and excellence in its products, it was unhappy with the production quality of the yield of its pulp slurry. The problem seemingly originated from the stock preparation process, where the pulp was neither soft nor strong enough to produce the quality products they hoped to manufacture. This problem needed them to re-explore how they deflate the brokes in the slurry and fix their fiber refinement, distribution, and bonding processes. Moreover, they required a deflaking solution that could effectively address these issues, offer better control over their fiber properties, and ultimately reduce fiber damage.

All it Takes is the Right Partner to Solve the Most Complex Challenges

Before partnering with Parason Machinery, Ahlstrom-Munksjö had invested in several optimization solutions in the hopes of obtaining an even pulp slurry. As simple as it sounds, unfortunately, the optimisation attempts on their existing deflakers did not produce the desired result because of their restricted control over the process parameters and inability to break down fiber bundles. For Ahlstrom-Munksjö to achieve the desired uniformity, they required a more advanced deflaking solution, thus bringing Parason Machinery into their radar.

The management at Ahlstrom-Munksjö was already aware of Parason’s equipment for excellent pulp making and their ability to deliver high-quality products. After all, Parason’s Deflakers had gained a global reputation for being high-quality, high-performance devices with minimal maintenance requirements. The Finnish fiber manufacturer did not waste any time investing in Parason’s Deflakers, as they knew they could count on Parason Machinery to provide the right equipment to enhance their fiber refinement and allow better control over its distribution and length. 

A Carefully Executed Transformation

By mid-2019, the Parason Deflakers were shipped to Ahlstrom-Munksjö and successfully commissioned. Parason’s operational managers and professional engineers ensured the Deflakers were installed and optimized correctly to suit Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s requirements. Additionally, Parason backed the glass fiber mill with all necessary support and guidance to get the most out of their new Deflaker. 

Parason’s Deflakers Accomplishing What they were Designed to do

Not long after the Parason’s Deflaker went live, Ahlstrom-Munksjö started observing a substantial improvement in the quality of its pulp slurry, up to a point where Parason Machinery received written acclaim from the management at Ahlstrom-Munksjö expressing their delight with the working of the new machines.

The Deflakers designed and manufactured by Parason and delivered to us in 2019 fully meet our requirements and successfully operate at our glass fiber mill. Parason Machinery provided clear and exhaustive installation and start-up instructions so our specialists were able to install the equipment correctly.

Igor Anfinogentov, Maintenance Manager, Ahlstrom-Munksjö.

This gesture was promptly reciprocated by the team at Parason Machinery, appreciating the opportunity to allow their equipment to boost the performance of their mill. 

“We at Parason have always stood our ground to fulfill our customer’s requirements. From noting down the minute details of your needs and executing the machines to confirm customer satisfaction, we have constantly supported all our customers. We wish to serve the paper industry and develop technologies that ease human tasks.”

Management, Parason Machinery

Today, Parason continues to take pride in its advanced Deflaker and how it continues to change the path for countless businesses looking to increase their paper density, control their fiber properties, produce an even and consistent pulp, and achieve sustainability through reduced heat and energy consumption. 

This is a standing testament that illuminates that innovative solutions such as Parason’s Deflaker can help businesses cross the hurdles of dated equipment with limited capabilities. Parason’s management is committed to continue devoting their resources and technology to drive innovation and empower their clients to stay one step ahead of the competition in producing high-quality pulp.