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<p>Solenis offers a wide array of sizing agents to help papermakers improve the aqueous holdout of their products, whether it be a printing paper or packaging board that must meet a specific performance standard, such as the UN Cobb water absorption test. Our portfolio of internal sizing agents includes a range of chemical compositions—alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) size, alkyl succinic anhydride (ASA) size and rosin size—for superior hydrophobicity, retention and distribution in acid, neutral or alkaline sizing environments. We also offer promoter resins to enhance the performance of AKD- and ASA-based internal sizing agents. Proprietary PFAS-free additives are also available for molded pulp applications requiring water and oil holdout.</p>
<p>Our portfolio of sizing agents also includes standard and proprietary surface sizing agents designed to address market needs calling for enhanced surface sizing. Proprietary surface treatments include surface sizing agents for recycled linerboard/testliner that improve strength and adhesion and specialized treatments for printing paper and packaging board that improve inkjet and HP Indigo print performance.</p>
<p>Complementing our portfolio of sizing agents is a global team of applications experts who are ready to help you select the best chemistry to address your specific needs. These experts will also help you apply the chemistry in the most efficient manner, specifying proven best practices designed to ensure your success.</p>