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So far Ashleigh Allan has created 5 blog entries.

The Rise and Rise of Bio-Refineries

The Rise and Rise of Bio-Refineries It is very difficult to predict where technology will end up. Personally, I am firmly of the view that if you can imagine it, it is probably possible. Think of the communicators used in the original 1960’s Star Trek television series as an example. But, just because it can [...]

Best Bits – 3 Things You Should Know About Starch Addition

Best Bits: How to Minimise Rejects This episode of best bits was inspired by the most recent APPITA Conference held in New Zealand. So many wonderful presentations, insights and people. Your Presenter: Russell Allan Managing Director, Aurelia Group Consulting Editor of the APPITA Journal If on your paper machines, [...]

How to Get the Best Out Of Your PSM-4

How to Get the Most Out of the PSM-4 For Your Paper Machine If you are currently using a PSM-4 unit or are looking to install one, then this webinar is a must. Find out about the four key stages in implementing the PSM-4 on the paper machine. 1. Saving 2. Using [...]

The Uncertainty Principle & The Paper Machine

The Uncertainty Principle & the Paper Machine With regard to control of paper performance variability there are three issues that must be confronted: Natural materials are variable (you can’t take all your wood from the north side of the hill). Time lags in the manufacturing process (what you see isn’t what you get) Poor quality [...]

Time is Money

Time is Money In a previous blog I put the proposition (which everyone should agree with) that one of the major limitations on controlling paper quality on the paper machine was the inability to measure confidently and at a high enough rate to allow decisions to be made on whether a machine adjustment is [...]