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Refiner plate MiniSegment™ extends value, saves money for LC refining Featured

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aft logo2AFT Finebar®, part of the global Aikawa Group, has developed the MiniSegment™ refiner plate – the latest advancement in diffusion bonded refiner plate technology. The MiniSegment allows mills to replace only the working surface of the refiner plate, reducing the overall cost of ownership.

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The MiniSegment is installed on an Adapter Plate, which is bolted to the mounting surface using the existing refiner bolt holes. In addition to saving money by replacing only the fiber-contacting portion of the refiner plate, the MiniSegments weigh considerably less than a traditional plate, making them easy to position when bolting and safer to handle.

AFT Finebar MiniSegments can be applied to nearly any single disk, double disk, or Tridisk low consistency refiner.

Additional Info

Aikawa Fiber Technologies (AFT) can trace its roots to the Union Screen Plate Company 100+ years ago. No other supplier to the pulp and paper industry has as much screen design, manufacturing, and screening applications experience.

We are truly a global supplier, serving customers in all key market areas with advanced components and optimized systems. Our manufacturing network includes:

  • Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (established in 1903)

  • Varkaus, Finland (from 1945)

  • Incheon, South Korea (established in 1984)

In 2006, AFT was purchased by Aikawa Iron Works Co. Ltd. Aikawa is a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of performance components, stock preparation systems, approach flow systems, pulp handling machinery, and OEM contract services.  

Our strength is our ability to transfer 100+ years of scientific and applications knowledge into superior results at your mill – what we call Science Applied.

We don't just machine and bend metal.  We support you with products based on sound science – and applied by real-world experts who can solve your screening, refining, and stock prep problems.  Our portfolio of capabilities includes:

For information contact:
Outi Jappinen
Marketing Assistant
Tel: +358 207 429 252
Mob: +358 40 0978 640
E: outi.jappinen@aikawagroup.com

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