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    Pitch Control: Take more power over pitch by feeding less.

    As a pulp or paper manufacturer, one of the most common challenges you face is pitch control. If left unchecked, the pesky resin builds up on the surfaces of your equipment, and when the deposits break free, they get broken down into small brown or black specks. If those specks are visible in your final product, you face quality downgrades, discounted rates, or total rejections. You may even lose a valuable customer.

    Pitch can also take a toll on your equipment. As pitch deposits build up on pulp or paper machines, you have to perform cleanups or make expensive repairs. You may even need to shut down operations for an extended period. And when scaling occurs on wires and sensors, it can lead to overall process inefficiencies.

    No matter how you slice it, when it comes to product and assets, pitch can deliver a major blow to your bottom line. The good news is Buckman has a wide range of technologies to help you manage pitch better. This includes our newest chemistry, Buckman 280.

    So what is Buckman 280? Buckman 280 is an organic polymer that raises the glass transition temperature of the pitch. The increase keeps pitch particles from melting and agglomerating, which keeps them from leaving large deposits on your equipment or in the sheet. This reduces production slowdowns, off-spec pulp, and customer complaints.

    How is Buckman 280 fed? Buckman 280 is generally fed in the same locations you would other pitch control programs. It has a typical feed rate at 10­–15% of talc, one of the most common strategies for controlling pitch. Buckman 280 also uses pump and go liquid totes, which eliminate maintenance-intensive makedown systems, bag handling, and additional water into the system.

    Ready to take more power over pitch? Invest in Buckman 280 now. Your customers will appreciate a higher-quality product. Your operators will enjoy fewer headaches and less dosing. And your purchasing office will welcome a fractional input that can help decrease overall operational costs later.

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