Finebar refiner plates represented a breakthrough in low-consistency refiner technology when they were first introduced 20 years ago – and through continuous R&D, they continue to make breakthroughs today.
Manufactured using a patented technology, Finebar plates offer major advantages over plates produced by traditional casting, welding, or milling. They are precision laser-cut, assembled, and diffusion-bonded – which produces very fine patterns with exceptional strength and durability. Ultra-low refining intensities are achieved with bar widths as fine as 1 mm. The combination of narrow, high-strength bars and rectangular grooves results in a greater hydraulic capacity than conventional plates.
This unique and constantly evolving manufacturing technique is optimum for all fiber types and available for any low consistency disc refiner. Finebar patterns are tailor-made for each customer application to achieve specific mill goals, including: