Josina van der Velden
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will be at the China International Paper Technology Exhibition (CIPTE) to highlight Archroma’s solutions and expertise to enhance both the optical and functional properties of board and paper – with a special focus on sustainability.
True to its motto “It’s our nature/ Eco-advanced colors and functionalities”, Archroma’s specialists will help visitors to explore tailor-made solutions to help meet their challenges and requirements regarding performance, cost and application, in particular in the following areas:
Colors for food contact – Cartasol®
New EU regulations set extremely low limits for diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA) in dyed paper and board products that come into contact with food. Within its Cartasol® range, Archroma has developed several new dyes providing paper makers with regulation-compliant alternatives that also reduce effluent loading and thus improve cost-efficiency and eco-profile.
The range includes a series of superior cationic direct dyes that combine excellent substantivity and bleedfastness with cleaner backwaters and reduce costs and complexity by eliminating the need for fixatives.
The Cartasol® dyes are also compliant with major eco-labels such as Nordic Swan, Blue Angel and EU Ecolabel.
Barrier and coating for packaging – Cartaguard®
When applied to products such as fast food boxes and wrappers, pet food packaging, molded pulp plates and boxes containing bouillon cubes, Archroma’s Cartaguard® coatings provide strong and long-lasting barrier against grease and water.
The series includes an additive that has been optimized for the production of molded pulp packaging and can be added to thick stock.
These cationic fluoropolymers have been approved for food contact both by the American FDA and Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
Deposit control for recyclability and productivity – Cartaspers®
Pitch and stickies are the result of natural resin residues and other adhesive material found in wood fibers and in address labels or self-sealing envelopes. Both can seriously compromise recycled papermaking by clogging up machinery and causing unwanted agglomerations and deposits.
Archroma’s Cartaspers® polymers can solve that problem in different ways. The latest innovation in the range, Cartaspers® PLH liquid, is a single-product breakthrough enabling easy and highly-effective control of pitch and stickies deposition especially in soft water pulp and papermaking environments. Pulp mill tests already report easier application, better performance and significant cost savings compared to alternative deposit control systems.
Easy to use and effective in a wide variety of environments, our deposit control polymers reduce downtime, improve end products and bring a host of other economic and ecological advantages.
“At Archroma, we continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. Our focus is on making it easier than ever for papermakers in China and the rest of the world to develop both creative solutions and lessen the environmental and health impact of their products and production processes,” comments Guoping Gong, Commercial Marketing Manager, Packaging & Paper Specialties, Asia, at Archroma.
Meet Archroma’s Packaging & Paper Specialties Business at the China International Paper Technology Exhibition and Conference, Booth A4501, Hall 4, from September 13-15, 2017 at the Shenzhen Convention Center.
Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 25 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.
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