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Surface Treatments

Innovative chemistries, advanced monitoring and control systems, and expert support for your surface treatment challenges.

Meet your challenges head on with our proven solutions.

Papermakers rely on a variety of surface treatments to enhance the functional and visual properties of their paper and board products. Solenis offers a complete line of paper surface treatments that prevent water penetration and oil penetration as well as treatments that improve performance properties such as coefficient of friction (COF), sizing, printability, toner adhesion, scuff resistance, surface strength, porosity, and offset and inkjet print performance.

For printing papers, surface treatments offer product options for reducing fiber wettability and the radius of the pores or capillaries, making liquid penetration more difficult. For the inkjet and other digital print markets, there are a variety of demands that our paper surface treatments help balance, such as water fastness, print density and print clarity for both dye-based and pigment-based inks. For other digital print there are a variety of toner adhesion and holdout demands that are met using tailored surface treatments for this market.

Complementing our portfolio of surface treatments for paper is a global team of applications experts who are ready to help you select the best chemistry to ensure your surface treatment program is optimized for your specific production environment and helps contribute to the market position of your products.

Surface Treatments

Our portfolio of surface treatments for paper includes a variety of chemical compositions and proprietary formulations:

  • Alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) size
  • Coating lubricants
  • Colloidal silica
  • Fluorochemical products
  • Humectants
  • Inkjet printability aids
  • Mordants
  • Starch crosslinkers
  • Styrene acrylic emulsions (SAE)
  • Styrene maleic anhydride (SMA)
  • Surface strength additives
  • Wax emulsions

In addition to our portfolio of paper surface treatments, we also offer a variety of monitoring and control solutions, including:

Complementing our portfolio of paper surface treatments are a variety of field and laboratory service offerings, including:

  • Application expertise
  • Diagnostic expertise
  • Laboratory analysis
    • Defect
    • Deposit
    • Paper and board
  • Laboratory testing
    • COF (coefficient of friction)
    • Contact angle
    • Grease resistance (kit test)
    • Pet food
    • Printability
    • Toner adhesion
  • Papermaking studies
    • Dixon coater
    • Pilot size press

Innovations

Explore our latest innovations for paper and board manufacturers.

Case histories

Case history

New Sizing Technology Helps Packaging Mills

imPress™ SB-798 Surface Sizing Agent

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Case history

Grade Development for HP Indigo Digital Presses

ImPress™ ID-115 Surface Sizing Agent

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