Specialized equipment

Updated: 2013-03-04 | Print

Pilot and laboratory equipment

Laboratory refining system - Metso
Low consistency refining (Claflin 01 conical refiner, 20-90ºC)
Screwpress for pulp washing, dewatering and fines concentration (SP 23)
Mobile hydrocyclone unit
Dynamic sheetformer model Formette Dynamique
Pilot calender (both steel and soft calendering) - VALMET KMW
Climate chamber, Termaks KB8000F
Dimensional Stability Tester, FIBRO DST 1230 3-D
STFI Fibermaster
Dynamic Absorption and Contact Angle Tester, FIBRO DAT 112
Prufbau printability tester
FibreXpress (pressability studies) - Voith
Dynamic wet pressing simulator (pressability studies, simulation of shoe and roll nips)
Homogenizer - Rannie 15 type 12.56X
Attisholz filter
Laboratory screen - Valmet TAP031
Pellets press, KAHL 14-175, 4 mm holes
Hammer mill - Schutte Buffalo W-6-H
Chip classifier - Laboratory (L&W)
Chip classifier - Industria (Vibrator A/S)
Reactor - 300 L
Reactor - Torrefaction, Organosolvent (Parr)

Calorimeter, Parr 6200

In addition, standard equipment for testing optical and physical properties of paper


Contact: Trond Karlsen

Chemical analysis


 Gas Chromatography (GC)
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Gas Chromatography/ Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (PY-GC/MS)
Automated Thermal Desorption - Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer (ATD-GC/MS)


Fourier transform-infrarød spektrometer (FT-IR)
UV-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-VIS)
Dr. Lange photometer

Additional instruments and methods

Oxygen permeation measurement system (OX-TRAN)
Particle size analyzer (Mastersizer)
Particle charge detector (Mütek PCD 02)


Contact: Ingebjørg Leirset


Scanners and high-resolution cameras
Light microsocopy
Laser profilometry
Scanning electron microscopy - Hitachi S-3000 variable pressure
Computerized image analysis

In addition, PFI has access to state-of-the-art field-emission SEM, transmission electron microscopy (TEM).


Contact: Gary Chinga Carrasco