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Sealing Products for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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sealing products for the pulp and paper industryOver the years, CRG has supplied a variety of sealing products to facilities operating in the pulp and paper industry. These facilities include those that use wood as the raw input material to produce pulp, paper, paperboard, and other cellulose-based products.

A variety of equipment is used within these facilities to produce the finished products. The range of sealing needs for pulp and paper processing includes gaskets, compression packings, thermal insulating packings, metallic expansion joints, and flue duct expansion joints. This blog describes the sealing solutions that CRG can supply to service the sealing needs of the pulp and paper industry.

Equipment and fluids used within the pulp and paper industry

Key equipment used in pulp and paper processing includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Pumps, tanks, heaters, aerators/de-aerators, boilers and turbines used to convert source water into steam.
  • De-barkers, washers, chippers, digesters, and washers used to process incoming wood materials into pulp.
  • Chemical plant and bleaching equipment used to produce bleached pulp stock.
  • Refiners and paper machines used to transform pulp stock into paper.

These types of equipment handle a wide variety of fluids and vapours which must be effectively pumped, handled, stored, and discharged. These include the following:

  • Inbound river water
  • Potable water, hot and cold
  • High pressure steam
  • Black liquor and brown stock
  • Pre-bleached and bleached stock
  • Lime milk and slurry
  • White and green liquor
  • Effluents

Sealing products for the pulp and paper industry from CRG

Effectively sealing the above noted fluids and vapours as they traverse the production process requires a range of sealing solutions, covering everything from gaskets to expansion joints. At CRG, we service the sealing needs of the pulp and paper industry with materials and products from Teadit North America. These include custom-cut gaskets, compression and thermal insulating packings, and other quality-crafted solutions that keep equipment running and reduce downtime and maintenance costs.

To illustrate the range of sealing solutions supplied by CRG, the table below shows examples of Teadit gasket materials and compression packings that CRG often recommends for specific processing equipment used within the pulp and paper industry:

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(Note: this equipment list is not exhaustive. If you do not see your equipment type listed here, please contact CRG for further assistance.)

If your facility is operating in the pulp and paper industry, CRG will be pleased to review your sealing needs and discuss how we can help. We offer a complete lineup of sealing products for the pulp and paper industry that are both high-quality and cost-effective. To discuss the sealing solutions and products for the pulp and paper industry that CRG can provide, please contact our experienced sales team at crg@canadarubbergroup.com.