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New MicroSol Paper Program

April 10, 2018

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MicroSol, a new printing and writing program from Solenis, combines a patented, structured polymer with a uniquely structured colloidal silica to create a wider papermaking operating window that increases flexibility, improves machine efficiency and reduces operating costs.

Solenis Launches MicroSolSM Advanced Retention and Drainage Solutions for Papermakers

Solenis introduces a no-compromise solution for printing and writing paper producers seeking to maximize retention and drainage without sacrificing formation.

WILMINGTON, Del. (USA) — Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, has introduced its new MicroSolSM advanced retention and drainage solutions to help printing and writing paper producers stay competitive through increased productivity and superior product offerings.

MicroSol is a revolutionary technology package that combines the company's new patented PerFormTM SP7242 structured polymer with its uniquely structured PerFormTM MP9031 colloidal silica to give printing and writing paper producers a no-compromise solution for maximizing retention and drainage without sacrificing formation in the manufacturing process. As a result, papermakers enjoy a wider operating window that increases flexibility, improves machine efficiency and reduces operating costs.

"MicroSol builds on Solenis' vast experience with retention and drainage aids," said James Woodward, marketing manager, Printing and Writing - North America. "We significantly changed the retention and drainage landscape when we introduced our patented PerForm SP structured polymer in the early 2000s. Early generations of PerForm SP set the bar for first-pass ash retention. Now, with the introduction of PerForm SP7242 and our MicroSol package, Solenis is raising the bar even higher. To complement this technology, we've also created PerForm MP9031, a colloidal silica that adds to the retention initiated by PerForm SP yet promotes excellent drainage."

PerForm SP molecules are highly anionic, three-dimensional structures that interact readily with cationic sites on fibers, fines and fillers in the forming paper. This structure allows the molecules to grab hold of ash and distribute it evenly to increase paper strength, retention and formation.

The PerForm MP colloidal silica offers a similar microstructure developed with attention to its size, surface area, structure, surface modification and solids content to ensure optimal performance in today's paper machine processes. Used together, PerForm SP and PerForm MP offer a dynamic breakthrough combination that gives papermakers the ability to maximize retention and drainage without sacrificing formation.

Solenis designed MicroSol as a flexible component in a papermaker's retention and drainage program, which could also include cationic or anionic polyacrylamide. The end result is a controllable program with a linear dosage response that offers papermakers an improved operating window with more versatility.

Visit the web page at https://solenis.com/en/industries/printing-writing-papers/innovations/microsol-advanced-retention-and-drainage-solutions for more information on Solenis MicroSol advanced retention and drainage solutions, including a downloadable brochure and video.

 

About Solenis

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towel, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,000 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. Solenis is a 2021 US Best Managed Company.

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Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Senior Director, Corporate Communications