Pulp & Paper

Pulp & Paper

Processing wood to paper requires the use of highly corrosive chemicals such as acids, alkalis, bleaches and salt. Throughout the mill, specially designed processing equipment must withstand a variety of harsh chemical environments.

In pulp mills throughout the world, fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) equipment fabricated from Derakane™ epoxy vinyl ester resins has proven to be an exceptional, cost-effective and corrosion-resistant alternative for process fluid environments where conventional metals and coatings struggle. Combined with fiberglass reinforcement, Derakane™ resins can be fabricated into corrosion-resistant, lightweight piping, ductwork, tanks, hoods, scrubbers, and stacks –- for less than the cost of stainless steel or exotic alloys.

Derakane™ resins resist a variety of corrosive chemicals encountered in a pulp and paper mill, at both ambient and elevated temperatures. Unlike metals, Derakane™ resins are unaffected by chloride stress or crevice corrosion and are highly resistant to pH extremes. With FRP equipment, there is no need to worry about long-term corrosive effects of continued closing of the recovery loop or wide variations in pH levels during the bleaching process.

Let us help you with your project. Contact derakane@ineos.com for a resin recommendation.