PMP’s PSF Technology is aimed to generate cost savings and to increase profitability in paper making.

The Paper Surface Functionality (PSF) concept was developed to support paper mills in improving the useful properties of paper or board. Combinations of various layers of barrier chemicals, coating colors and starches can be applied in a purposeful and selected sequence on the paper or board surface and in controlled amounts. PSF Technology utilizes a special spraying application technology and has an advanced process design for feeding and re-circulating the flow of material to the surface treatment units.

PMPoland S.A (PMP) is a global provider of tissue and paper & board technology. PMP is developing the PSF concept in co-operation with Patrick Sundholm Ltd Oy. Pilot equipment is installed on a state-of-the-art pilot coater in KCL research plant in Otaniemi, Finland. Furthermore, a cylindrical laboratory coater (CLC ) enabling pre-trials has been installed by KCL.

The technology can be implemented as retrofits in existing paper machines or off line coaters.

The pilot is a platform for developing enhanced and new paper and board grades. The trials are run with the clients in accordance with strict confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Patrick Sundholm Ltd Oy and KCL (Keskuslaboratorio-Centrallaboratorium,Otaniemi,Finland) ) are developing the PSF (Paper Surface Functionality) concept in close co-operation and in coordination with the paper industry. The KCL pilot coater, with its excellent practicability coupled with professional staff, is used as the development platform. The pilot has been updated with the PSF technology and will be continuously developed and further optimized.

Furthermore, a CLC coater(Cylindrical Laboratory Coater )has been installed at KCLto enable pre-trials.

The trials are run in accordance with the client’s specific objectives as the focus andhaving strict confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements in place.

Patrick Sundholm Ltd Oy is seeking a partnership with a professional equipment supplier to the paper industry. With this co-operation, a partnership will be created with the capacity to manufacture and install PSF (Paper Surface Functionality) equipment, thereby carrying out smart retrofits on production lines to enhance the performance and profitability of the partnership’s clients.