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Advanced Fiber Technologies / HQ: Sherbrooke, Quebec / Products: Pulp screening components / AFT: “We at AFT have been making apertures for more than a hundred years and over this period have acquired the recognized expertise in machining and fabrication.” the recognized expertise in machining and fabrication,” the company says. “As well, we have forged close ties with the pulp and paper industry, providing it with customized pulp screening solutions for all types of stock preparation and papermaking applications.” Macro and Mega AFT’s screening cylinders include its AFT MacroFlow product, which is the most widely used wedge wire screen cylinder in the pulp and paper industry, the company says. “AFT’s no-weld, riveted wire-design is recognized for its strength, slot accuracy and symmetry,” it adds. The cylinder, which can be provided for virtually all makes and models of pulp screens, is built using a patented manufacturing technique, the company says. “Wires are riveted to the support structure, giving a stronger bond than welding,” the company says, adding that AFT also has the widest selection of wires in the industry. “This ensures maximum open area and capacity for every screening application,” AFT continues. “AFT has a dedicated wire for each width and contour depth.” The firm also has its AFT MegaFlow wedge wire screen cylinder, which also has benefits. “Ultra-smooth surfaces and precise slot tolerances make the AFT MegaFlow cylinder a sound and profitable choice for a wide range of mill applications,” the company says. advanced fiber technologies says its customers have the ability to choose between many plate sizes. Second to None aft says it has forged a strong reputation with its products for the pulp and paper industry. With hundreds of years of industry experience, Advanced Fiber Technologies (AFT) says it is the world leader in pulp screening components and in optimizing screen systems for the pulp and paper industry. Based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the company’s products include screen cylinders and rotors, and filtration and strainer screens. AFT explains that its pulp screens are used for the goal of enhancing slurries of pulp by dividing them into 114 WINTER 2011 two streams. While one contains fibers for papermaking, the other contains oversized contaminants. “The goal is simple,” the company says. “The challenge lies in optimizing aperture configuration and other aspects of the complex screening process to efficiently remove contaminants while minimizing the loss of fiber. “We at AFT have been making apertures for more than a hundred years and over this period have acquired Pride in Plates Another area where AFT says it leads the way is in its screen plate products. With its experience, AFT says it has the ability to manufacture a broad range of separation products, allowing its customers to choose from a wide selection of plate sizes, thicknesses, materials, and aperture shapes and sizes.

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Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011