PARIS, March 21, 2016 (Press Release) -The market for chemicals for paper making industry has recently seen some difficult years with the closure of numerous production units and some major restructuring in the industry. Fine writing paper production has declined because of new “paperless” technologies. But, other papermaking sectors have developed and are expanding, for example papers used for hygiene and for packaging purposes. Also high the demand in emerging markets represents a good growth opportunity.
It is this context and the multiplicity of different applications that brings PROTEX INTERNATIONAL, a French and industrial family group, to continue strategically and in a focused way into this niche area of chemicals of papermaking because of its strength in product development.
PROTEX INTERNATIONAL Group and has been active for more than 40 years in the paper making industry. The Group invests 5% of sales turnover in R&D to develop innovative products for paper-making and paper pulp producers including sectors which produce specialty paper for “high-end” areas like bank notes which is a highly technical manufacturing “niche”. Innovation is the main driver of our growth and products stemming from the R&D section of PROTEX INTERNATIONAL have uses in all area of papermaking, such as paper pulp production, de-inking, wet-end production, size press applications and in paper coating.
The Company is a market leader in fireproofing agents, and sequestering agents for bleaching, products for making barriers and release agents, while also optimizing the efficiency of its traditional activities of chemicals for paper. PROTEX INTERNATIONAL works to “ecologises” its products so that they are “green-tech” with the aim to obtain the best possible certifications such as FDA and BFR.
With this in mind, a new insolubilizing agent containing melamine and also a very low concentration of formaldehyde has recently been developed. The content of formaldehyde is less than 0.1% and consequently, the product is not labelled under CMR.
The paper activity of PROTEX INTERNATIONAL has been enhanced via the recruitment of new salesmen and the Group is preparing for the future by recruiting engineers who specialized in the field of paper Chemistry.
An ambitious programmers of Capital Investments under the “SYNTHRON 2020” Project has been launched and the programme with continue over a number of years based on the industrial site of SYNTHRON in France with prime objectives based on modernization and upgrading existing installations and increasing production capacity.
On its site of in Saint-Avold in France, PROTELOR – a Group subsidiary – produces sequestering agents which are used in paper manufacturing.
PROTEX INTERNATIONAL has subsidiary Companies in the United States and China, which are the area continents with the forecast for dynamic growth potential.
The international Structure of the Protex Group allows the Subsidiary Companies of the group to share their know-how in paper chemistry, between their individual laboratories, in order to conceive new successful products based on our ecological and environmental plan and also allows them to get closer to local customers.
The Group has a desire to increase its presence at the big international fairs and shows by participating at PaperCon in Cincinnati next May, which is the biggest show globally for paper and pulp.
The US subsidiary Northern Specialty Chemicals will exhibit during the next PaperCon2016 and introduce the range of flame proof agents used to slow down or interrupt the combustion process and applied for coated papers for publicity posters, kraft paper for insulation, paper filters for paint, oils, air, internal honey combs structures for building…
«We aim at developing a business with sustainable solutions for the paper-making industry, by positioning ourselves in markets from fibers to papers, from packaging and cardboards up to covers, from adhesives up to specialist papers in our local French market and in the countries where we are located. In this field, the formation of scientific partnerships on relevant subjects and the completion of small acquisitions are our daily objectives and we are open to all the changes and developments of the market with the emphasis being more and more on green products” declares Robert Moor, CEO of PROTEX INTERNATIONAL.
To be THE preferred supplier, is the ambition on-going of PROTEX INTERNATIONAL today…