The FEX system is a complete pilot-scale papermaking facility serving the pulp and paper industry and its suppliers with process studies, product development and the evaluation of new technology and raw materials.
Our full-length paper machine enables us to customise your papermaking research, and our flexible stock preparation allows us to make endless adaptations. In connection with this, we also operate the world's first pilot facility for large-scale production of the promising material nanocellulose.
A complete paper technology centre
The FEX system is more than an advanced paper machine. The pilot plant includes other important resources on a pilot scale:
- a TMP refiner
- a fractionation and screening system
- a system for low consistency refining, StratEx, a semi-pilot sheet former
- LINDA, a pilot scale machine designed to study and convert moving paper webs.
Advanced expertise and project focus
The team working at the FEX pilot facility is composed of more than 30 people who are qualified in pulp and paper technology, mechanical construction, innovative measurement techniques, advanced paper chemistry and managing research and development projects.
The FEX organisation is extremely project oriented in order to deal with development and innovation projects in close cooperation with industry.