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Pulp and Fiber Treatments

Optimize bleaching, de-inking and brightness in pulp processing

Processors for virgin and recycled pulp are seeking more efficient operations and high-quality end products, while meeting safety and environmental regulations. Our products can help formulators offer a range of pulp and fiber treatments to meet these demands. Learn how our additives and modifiers, chelants, sequesters, glycol ethers, amines, polyglycols, and  surfactants can help develop treatments that help:

  • Reduce redeposition of ink
  • Optimize bleaching efficiency and maximize brightness
  • Minimize waste and improve process efficiency
  • Prevent undesirable flavors or odors and comply with regulations in food contact applications
  • Improve wet strength for more durable tissue products
  • Enhance dry strength and sizing for tougher packaging materials
  • Produce fluorescent whitening agents to aid appearance

Solutions for Pulping

Optimize bleaching efficiency, maximize brightness, and avoid formation of undesirable odors and flavors in food.

  • VERSENE™ Chelating Agents – for sequestering heavy metal ions to minimize brightness reversion, prevent colored formations, and avoid undesirable flavors and odors
  • DOWSIL™ Silicone Antifoams – to prevent foam problems in sulfite and kraft stock washing that are effective at low use levels and help improve washing efficiency and drainage for cleaner pulp
  • DOWFAX™, ECOSURF™ and TERGITOL™ Specialty Surfactants – for antifoaming formulations and deaeration mixtures that improve drying time, enhance product integrity, and increase process efficiency

Solutions for Paper Making

Enhance product quality and process efficiency with formulation additives for deaeration, debonding and headbox applications.

 

 

 

 

Solutions for Paper Finishing

Optimize finished quality with components for fillers and viscosity modifiers.

  • Amines – critical components for paper filler slurries
  • UCON™ Viscosity Modifier – increases permanence and offers a low-toxicity option for glue used in tissue applications
  • CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycols – provide softening, flexibility and desirable slip characteristics while serving as an additive stabilizer to support consistent color and dimensional properties
     

Solutions for Recycling

Reduce waste and improve process effiency in pulping and deinking.