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FITNIR Analyzers implements online FT-NIR analyzer at APP's OKI pulp and paper mill in Indonesia

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FITNIR Analyzers implements online FT-NIR analyzer at APP's OKI pulp and paper mill in Indonesia

May 17, 2016 - 22:08

VANCOUVER, BC, May 17, 2016 (Press Release) -FITNIR Analyzers Inc. is opening its doors to the Asian market with its largest single online FT-NIR analyzer implementation to date. This landmark project was secured with APP’s (Asia Pulp and Paper) newest mill site, PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills, located in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia. “It’s exciting to be on the ground floor with this new mill,” said Tom Sands, President of FITNIR Analyzers, “Having our technology contribute to the efficiency and productivity of a leading-edge operation is a major win for us.”

FITNIR Online will measure key pulp liquor properties from the mill’s recaust and recovery streams. This data will feed into a supervisory control system for process optimization. Expected to be the world’s largest pulp mill once operational, a total of two analyzers and six field sample stations will be implemented to provide fundamental liquor properties at strategic process locations for optimal control.

“This is the first project for FITNIR in the Asian market and we believe a proven system of that magnitude will open doors for us throughout Asia,” stated Thanh Trung, FITNIR’s Vice President of Technology. FITNIR is working in coordination with Elof Hansson International of Sweden. Elof Hansson facilitated the project contract and will provide local support and implementation services. Analyzer implementation is expected to commence in the fall of 2016.

About PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills

PT OKI Pulp and Paper Mills, Asia Pulp and Paper Group’s (APP) newest mill located in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, is slated for a production of 8,000 air dry tonnes of pulp per day. APP, one of the world’s leading pulp and paper manufacturers, is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. Founded in 1972, APP now runs operations across Indonesia and China with an annual combined pulp, paper, packing product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. Today, APP markets its products in more than 120 countries across six continents.

About FITNIR Analyzers Inc.

FITNIR’s automated online and benchtop analyzers reliably measure complete pulp liquor compositions. Fast, frequent and accurate measurements drive control strategies that decrease process variability and environmental impact for improved efficiencies and profitability. Proven applications for the digester, recausticizer, recovery boiler, ClO2 generator, brownstock washer, and now kappa measurements for wet and dry pulp, FITNIR is the next generation of process analyzers.

About Elof Hansson International

Elof Hansson International is an international Trading House and Service Provider focusing mainly on the Pulp & Paper Industry. With its sales and services offices in South America, Middle East and Asia, it connects suppliers and customers around the world. Elof Hansson represents suppliers in many segments, but focuses to a large extent on laboratory equipment as well as on-line/in-line analysis equipment and supervisory control programs.