It’s what makes us different!
In early 2010, Paprima’s team looked at what was available on the market for high-pressure cleaner options, while gathering comments from mills considered as industry leaders.
We soon realized that there were huge gaps in the performance of those high-pressure cleaners and that most of them failed at one point or another. We started our R&D program to transform the cleaning of fabrics.
Each step of the cleaning process was scrutinized, including the angle of the jet (to get the most efficient cleaning method), and the evacuation of contaminants. This was the inception of the Power-Jet™ Cleaner!
The first noticeable characteristic is the head. A square head makes an awkward transition to round piping or a flexible hose. It also has corners, creating areas where contaminants can accumulate. For these reasons, we have aptly engineered a round head. The next characteristic to consider was our curtain of air, which controls and contains the contaminants. This air curtain isn’t influenced by the gap between the head and the fabric as a blade would be. Additionally, it creates the initial lift for the contaminants and the evacuation of excessive water. Ultimately, we can’t gloss over our ejector. Located within the cleaning head, the ejector actually creates a vortex in the evacuation tube, making its self-cleaning attribute a sought upon characteristic for both maintenance and operations. This fantastic technology is used for wet-end cleaning of fabric as well as dryer felts. However, for dryer cleaning, we added another innovation… What happens with the air being evacuated? Usually nothing, and it ends up being very expensive in the long run. Moreover, it takes up most of the space inside the piping and makes it prone to plugging. Our innovative solution? Simply adding cyclones to our process, which evacuate the air directly inside the dryer hood and leaving only contaminated water to be removed through a small, flexible hose.