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Pulp & Paper

Centrifugal Compressors for the Pulp & Paper Industry

Industry Requirements

Air compressors are essential in the pulp and paper industry to ensure product quality and strength.

Air compressors are required for multiple steps in the manufacturing process, from the cutting and pressing process to the roller adjustments, feeding paper presses, agitating solutions, and spraying protective coatings. Given its significant role in the industry, it is necessary to ensure all equipment used in production is fast and reliable so that the plant can operate at maximum efficiency. In order to produce the highest quality paper product possible, the industry relies on oil-free air compressors to eliminate potential contamination problems.  

Industry Solution

Centrifugal compressors offer ISO 8573-1 Class 0 oil-free air, at the highest efficiency with the lowest maintenance requirements and cost of ownership.

FS-Elliott centrifugal air compressors like the Polaris+ line allow low maintenance and maximum uptime to ensure the pulp and paper mills are constantly in production, allowing the factory to run at its highest efficiency. In fact, all FS-Elliot centrifugal compressors are ideal for pulp and paper manufacturing because they are certified to deliver ISO 9573-1 Class 0 oil-free compressed air, meaning they deliver the cleanest air to run the plant. 

Pulp & Paper Applications

Products for Pulp & Paper Industry


  • P300+

    25 60 m3/min
    900 2,220 CFM

  • P400+

    45 100 m3/min
    1,500 3,500 CFM

  • P500+

    70 130 m3/min
    2,600 4,500 CFM

  • P600+

    100 200 m3/min
    3,500 7,000 CFM

  • P700+

    155 340 m3/min
    5,500 12,000 CFM

Case Study: Paperboard Manufacturer Saves Over $135K


  1. Case Study

    Learn how a paperboard manufacturer decreased their maintenance requirements and saved over $135K a year.

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  2. Background

    A paperboard manufacturer was operating five rotary screw compressors to deliver compressed air to their production lines.

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  3. Manufacturing Challenge

    The demand to reduce maintenance and energy costs at the plant required a new solution for producing compressed air. 

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  4. Results

    The plant was able to save over $135,000 in maintenance and energy savings while introducing oil-free air to their processes.

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Learn how a paperboard manufacturer decreased their maintenance requirements and saved over $135K a year.

View full case study.

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In my 30 years of industrial engineering, that is the finest piece of equipment that I have ever seen.
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