The dispersion process is used in most paper and board recycling operations with the main objectives being:

  • Releasing ink particles and stickies [plastic, glue, etc.] attached to fiber in order to allow removal from furnish via flotation, screening, etc.
  • Breaking down ink particles to very small dimensions so that there will be no visible ink spots on the final product
  • Breaking down stickies to very small dimensions so that they will not attach themselves to papermaking equipment

Effective results from dispersion reduce downtime for cleaning equipment, improve the final product quality and value, and improve or maintain physical properties of the fiber.

It’s important to note that dispersing results depend on feed consistency. Therefore, it’s easy to figure that the efficiency and effectiveness of the dispersion process relies to a great extent on the performance of the disperser plates.

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