HELSINKI, March 14, 2013 (Press Release) -Kemira has developed a new, completely biodegradable biocide concept FennoClean PFA. The novel program is based on a new active performic acid (PFA) which is the fastest and strongest halogen-free oxidizing biocide on the market today. The biocide program is highly effective and corrosion safe, and it leaves no biocidal residuals in the final product, making the product safe for the employees and the environment.
FennoClean PFA has been used in several virgin-fiber based tissue mills across Europe, and the results have been impressive, with excellent and rapid success in microbiological control. In addition, extra benefits have been observed that were not previously reported with other oxidizing-biocide programs.
"Poor felt performance, corrosion on the machine and toxic remains in the end product cause problems to many tissue mills." says Jaakko Ekman, Sr. Research Scientist, Kemira R&D and Technology. "Kemira has developed FennoClean PFA to overcome these challenges. The trial results make it clear that this technology has the potential to revolutionize microbiological control in tissue mills due to efficacy and cost, as well as environmental, safety and corrosion advantages."
Conclusions from FennoClean PFA test trials will be presented at the Tissue World Conference 2013 organized in Barcelona, Spain on March 18-21, 2013.
The conference runs with the theme: "Evolution or Revolution: The next steps in sustainable tissue making", and the conference sessions will cover the most important areas of the tissue business. Kemira will be participating in the forum with two interesting and topical presentations:
"Squeezing more profits out of your sheet using novel and conventional strength technologies" by Vladimir Grigoriev & Roberto Zulian
"Added Value for Tissue makers via Efficient Chlorine-Free Microbe Control Program" by Jaakko Ekman and James Atkinson