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Kymene™ Wet-strength Additives

<p>Kymene&nbsp;wet-strength additives comprise a family of products proven to significantly improve the wet strength of paper. Kymene additives have been trusted by papermakers for more than 50 years. And, thanks to our ambitious R&amp;D program, they&rsquo;ve only improved with time.</p> <p>Commercial applications confirm that Kymene wet-strength additives provide a number of value-added benefits:</p> <ul> <li>Improved wet strength</li> <li>Improved retention and drainage</li> <li>Enhanced creping control</li> <li>Improved dry strength</li> <li>Reduced chemical costs</li> <li>Improved machine runnability</li> </ul> <p>Today, Solenis offers the broadest portfolio of wet-strength resins in the world. We provide Kymene wet-strength additives in a wide range of solids content to ensure the perfect fit for your needs. Our portfolio can help you balance freight costs, shelf life and product stability concerns.</p> <h2>How They Work</h2> <p>Kymene wet-strength additives are water-soluble polymer products. The most commonly used solutions are formulated with polyamide-epichlorohydrin (PAE) resin chemistry and are intended primarily for the consumer market. PAE resins function in neutral/alkaline papermaking processes. They have a high level of wet-strength permanence, help improve machine efficiency and do not adversely affect paper absorbency.</p> <p>Kymene additives work during the curing process, when the functional groups on the Kymene polymer react with cellulose fiber to form a covalent bond. The polymer molecules cross-link, forming a network in the cellulose web that provides strength when the paper becomes wet. Kymene wet-strength products can also reinforce existing fiber-to-fiber bonds, which further enhance the strength of the paper.</p> <p>For even greater paper performance,&nbsp;<a href="/en/research-and-development/innovations/hercobond-dry-strength-additives/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hercobond&trade; dry strength additives</a>&nbsp;can be used with Kymene wet-strength additives. This combination can increase wet and dry tensile performance by as much as 25 percent.</p> <h2>More Information</h2> <p>If you&rsquo;d like more information about Kymene wet-strength additives, browse our additional resources below:</p> <ul> <li>Product brochure:&nbsp;<a href="/globalassets/resources/brochures/200180-pc-kymenebrochurewb.pdf">Kymene Wet-Strength Resin Innovations</a>&nbsp;(PDF 6.3 MB)</li> <li>Product video:&nbsp;<a class="is-video" href="#" data-video-id="XuwsvLZcSL0">Mark Crisp on Kymene Wet Strength Additives</a></li> </ul> <p>Need additional information or free technical advice on a specific challenge?&nbsp;<a href="/en/contact/ask-expert/">Ask a Solenis expert today</a>.</p>


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