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Clariant to showcase “Sustainability meets Performance” paper solutions at Zellcheming Expo 2012

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Clariant to showcase “Sustainability meets Performance” paper solutions at Zellcheming Expo 2012

May 07, 2012 - 19:12
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MUTTENZ, Switzerland, May 7, 2012 (Press Release) -Clariant presents the paper industry with an extended portfolio of functional and optical performance-enhancers and process chemicals focused on cost-optimization, environmental benefits and high-performance at Zellcheming Expo 2012 (June 26-28, 2012, Wiesbaden, Germany).

The specialty chemicals expert will showcase recent additions to its ranges, following Clariant's acquisition of Süd-Chemie, and trusted innovations that together reflect its commitment to support efforts by customers to improve the sustainability of their own products and manufacturing processes.

Clariant's "Sustainabilty meets Performance" products deliver energy savings, productivity improvements and high quality finished paper materials. They simplify production and reduce machine maintenance requirements for better efficiency at the paper machine; offer nocompromise coloration and surface effects; and give Papermakers the opportunity to integrate more environmentally-compatible process materials into their operations.

Selected highlights from Clariant's paper ranges on-show at Booth 318 (Hall 3) will include:

  • Leucophor XL is a novel nuanced optical brightening agent for surfaces which makes white purer and less red cast, providing paper with high and highest grades of white at less OBA-content and accordingly less cost. The innovation is an excellent combination of cost-optimization and performance.

  • Cartaspers PSM and Cartaspers SCH reduce stickies and pitch on sieves and felts by passivation and thereby increase running time. At the same time exposure of both factory staff and the environment to volatile organic compounds is reduced. Both Cartaspers PSM and SCH are FDA compliant and fulfill the criteria for NORDIC SWAN and EU Eco-label (EU Flower).

  • Pitchbent is a complementary additive to prevent impurities from raw materials and the build-up of secondary substances in the water re-circulating in papermaking machines.

Through passivation it achieves a clear reduction in glue deposits on machine parts and machine cloth.

  • Printosil supports the production of multi-purpose paper primarily without the use of binders. The mineral coating creates an even surface at low coating weight. Paper made with Printosil is suitable for all printing processes, and prevents quality issues for optimal production speed and output.

"Clariant's innovative paper solutions address the industry's need for cost-savings and increased use of recycled fiber, while also achieving the high-performance paper strengths, color shades or the brilliant whites end-users expect. We are looking forward to presenting our extended portfolio for the first time at the Zellcheming Expo," comments Helmut Wagner, Head of Clariant's Business Unit Paper Specialties.