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Cut energy use, boost capacity

Increasing refining capacity while reducing energy consumption is a key challenge for many mills. Greg DeLozier of our Forest Products team explains how Novozymes FiberCare® implemented in a customer's fine paper production process helped overcome this challenge.

Even small improvements in a mill's process can make all the difference. By implementing FiberCare®, mills can expect significant improvements

The results were impressive, with a cut of 49% in refining energy. But that wasn't all: FiberCare® increased tear strength by 4.2% and breaking length by 9%.

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Using chemical pulp with oxidative chemicals is a time and energy-consuming process.  
Novozymes Biobrite® and Novozymes Pulpzyme®, our enzymatic solutions for bleach boosting, are a resource-effective alternative for your bleaching plant.  
• Reduced kappa number  

• Increased pulp brightness when the same bleaching chemical charges are applied

• Savings in bleaching chemicals  

• Increase in final brightness of the paper.

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The quality of your recycled paper depends on how effectively you can remove ink and other contaminants.  
Liberating ink with our enzymatic solutions for deinking, Novozymes Pulpzyme® and Novozymes Resinase®, improves paper quality and helps improve your overall sustainability profile by reducing your use of bleaching chemicals. 
• Increased brightness level

• Reduced dirt count

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Efficiency savings in the refining of both virgin and secondary pulp are key to the competitiveness of your operation.  
Our enzymatic pretreatment and drainage solutions Novozymes BioPrep®, Novozymes FiberCare® and Novozymes Novozym® can help improve your quality parameters and achieve value-adding product characteristics. 
• Increased productivity

• Reduced need for drying and refining energy

• Reduced need for drainage chemicals

• Increased paper strength

• Reduced virgin/recycled ratio.

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Keeping lignin and other phenolic compounds out of effluent can be difficult and expensive.  
By oxidising these compounds, Novozymes Novozym® 51003 enables and promotes their separation from effluents and increases your capacity.  
 • Reduced costs

 • Biodegradable for improved sustainability profile

 • Improved final product physical and mechanical properties

 • Improved paper machine  runnability

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Deposition of pitch on equipment increases equipment downtime and cleaning frequency for your felts and rolls. 
Our enzymatic solutions for pitch and stickies control Novozymes Resinase® and Novozymes StickAway® prevent deposition to boost your efficiency and the appearance of your final product.  
• Fewer spots and holes

• Fewer paper breaks

• Increased paper strength

• Allows for increased wood substitution

• Fewer bacterial slime deposits

• Better machine runnability

• Fewer spots and holes

• Fewer paper breaks  

• Increased felt life

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You can cut costs by modifying your starch in-house rather than buying modified starches. 
With our enzymatic solutions for starch modification, Novozymes Aquazym®, Novozymes Ban™ and Novozymes Termamyl®, you can take advantage of this in-house approach while improving your sustainability.    
• Save on modified starch

• Increase viscosity control and flexibility

• Obtain high-quality starch sizes

• Replace aggressive oxidizing agents with biodegradable enzymes.

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