Innovative and highly effective deposit control polymers that are easy to use and efficient in a wide variety of environments
By combining our focused product range with the application services of our paper experts around the globe, we aim to improve the production processes for our clients.
Papermakers using recycled paper in their production process can wave goodbye to “stickies” and look forward to cost-efficient manufacturing with Archroma’s pioneering Deposit Control Program.
Our fixatives guarantee deep and brilliant shades, reduce two-sidedness, improve dyestuff yield and the fastness properties of the dyes. Further gains in productivity are possible with Archroma’s retention and foam control solutions for pulp and papermakers.
In addition Archroma provides efficient solutions to increase wet and dry strength of paper, tissue and packaging.
Pitch and stickies are the bane of paper production and recycling.Our special polymers from the Cartaspers® range solve that sticky old problem in different ways.
For instance, Cartaspers® PLH is a highly efficient mildly anionic polymeric surfactant for the passivation of pitch and stickies in pulping and papermaking operations. It is specifically designed for high performance in soft water environments.
Also of note, Cartaspers® PSM which is a non-ionic, biodegradable hydrophilic polymer with a high affinity for hydrophobic surfaces. Its unique properties provide a myriad of uses in the paper industry.
Cartaspers® SCS is a novel water based polymer emulsion for the wet-end prevention of stickie contamination which improves paper machine cleanliness and runnability.
Cartaspers® is easy to use, effective in a wide variety of environments and reducing negative downtime effects of stickies which leads to increasing productivity of paper production.
Cartafen® is an additive with a novel capability. Targeted specifically at all forms of recycled fibre, it can partially replenish the anionic charge at the fibre surface, incresing the 'demand' for cationic additives. The performance of the traditional cationic components in a paper machine wet-end is therefore enhanced. The effect is particularly apparent in relatively closed systems, where conductivity levels would normally retard the adsorption of cationic additives.
Further gains in productivity during papermaking and pulping processes can be achieved with our fiber activation, retention and foam control solutions from the Cartafen®, Cartaretin® and Antimussol® ranges. In dyeing processes, our fixatives from the Cartafix® range improve backwaters, bleedfastness, dyestuff yield and enable production of deep shades.
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