Friday, 19 Oct 2018 10:15 GMT

Sustainable solutions for strengthening packaging

A speciality chemicals company has announced a new dry strength booster for packaging and tissue papers.

Switzerland-based Archroma works to develop solutions that are aimed at making more durable board and paper or by making it easier to use recycled fibre. The Cartastrength ABL solution combines increased filler retention whilst maintaining dry strength. It also works to aid deposit control also known as stickies, as well as machine runnability.

The firm recently announced its Cartastrength DST.03 solution for paper and board manufacturers, which also works to strengthen recycled fibres. The agents in the chemicals increase the stability of corrugated fibreboard and allows manufacturers to achieve higher levels of dry strength with lower amounts of fibre.

... the result is a new chemistry that benefits not only paper producers - who will enjoy a more efficient and cost-effective production process, but also the environment, because the recyclability of paper and board is made easier

John Cowman, technical manager at Archroma, comments: “Cartastrength ABL, and the recent Cartastrength DST.03, are the latest illustrations of our commitment to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. The strength booster was inspired by our innovative focus on the needs of our customers and market.

“Once more the result is a new chemistry that benefits not only paper producers - who will enjoy a more efficient and cost-effective production process, but also the environment, because the recyclability of paper and board is made easier.”

Archroma was formed in 2013 from the textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, a specialty chemicals producer also based in Switzerland.

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