Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, is reintroducing itself with a new name and a continued commitment to serve its customers with proven innovation, strong core technologies and a global footprint to meet customer needs in their local markets.

Through its three businesses: Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products, Archroma delivers specialized performance and color solutions to the textile, yarn, paper, packaging, tissue, pulp, coatings, paints, adhesives, and construction industries.

  • Archroma’s Paper Solutions business will showcase at ABCTP 2013 in Brazil, TAPPSA in South Africa and MIAC in Italy
  • Customers to see a new name and logo, and experience the same commitment to the paper industry

“You couldn’t ask for a more exciting way to engage with customers. We’ll be in Brazil, South Africa and Italy sharing the news about our new company, and our latest papermaking products,” says Helmut Wagner, Archroma’s President, Paper Solutions. “Archroma has deep knowledge and experience of chemistry spanning approximately 120 years, and we remain committed to innovation, world-class quality standards, high service levels, cost-efficiency and sustainability.”

Archroma’s latest developments support the manufacture of high-performance general-purpose paper and food packaging solutions which are also sustainable and more environmentally considerate. They join the company’s established processing chemicals, coloration and whiteness, and surface coating additives and agents for all kinds of paper, card, and board.

Helmut Wagner adds, “As part of the SK Capital portfolio, Archroma offers its customers a reliable and long term commitment to developing new product solutions, process technologies and services. We are poised and ready to strengthen our already strong commitment to the paper industry. We develop technologies that help improve the beauty and performance of everyday products, for a greater life experience, a “life enhanced”.

At the show:

New Cartaguard® KHI is a totally PFOA-free, grease resistant additive for recyclable, non-plastic coated paper packaging used for eat-out-of-hand snacks, such as fast-food, pastries and confectionary. It provides a true alternative to manufacturers on the look-out for effective and safe impregnating agents for naturally absorbent papers.

Archroma will also introduce visitors to its new disulphonated optical brightening agents Leucophor® ACK and Leucophor® ACW. While both products are specifically designed to satisfy the most demanding environmental requirements without compromising quality or ease of use, Leucophor® ACK brings sustainability advantages through its unique, super-highly concentrated urea-free liquid formulation.

Archroma’s award-winning stickies control innovation, Cartaspers® PSM and Cartaspers® SCH offer full control of pitch and sticky deposits in pulp and paper applications, protecting wires and felts, reducing downtime and minimizing the use of solvents for cleaning.

Archroma’s range of Cartabond® wet end products for increasing wet and dry strength, and Cartasol® liquid dyes will also be featured.

When and where to meet the Archroma Paper Solutions team:

Oct 8-10: ABCTP 2013 (Associação Brasileira Técnica de Celulose e Papel) at the Transamerica Expo Centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Booth 244/267.

Oct 16-18: MIAC International Exhibition of Paper Industry, at the Lucca Polo Fiere in Lucca, Italy, Booth 100.

Oct 22-23: TAPPSA National Conference & Exhibition at the Elangeni Hotel, Durban, South Africa, Booth B14.

Cartaguard®, Leucophor®, Cartaspers®, Cartabond®, Cartasol®liquid Registered trademarks

© 2013 Archroma


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Marilyn Chua



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About Archroma

Archroma is a global, diversified provider of specialty chemicals serving the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets.

Headquartered in Pratteln, Switzerland, Archroma operates with more than 4,500 employees located in 42 countries and with over 30 production sites.

Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to the principles of "The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It's our nature!"; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency.

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