Water & Chemicals
Solenis introduces MicroSol advanced retention and drainage solutions
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Apr. 10, 2018 – Global producer of specialty chemicals Solenis has introduced its new MicroSol advanced retention and drainage solutions designed to help printing and writing paper producers “stay competitive through increased productivity and superior product offerings,” it says.
Solenis describes MicroSol as a technology package that combines the company’s new patented PerForm SP7242 structured polymer with its uniquely structured PerForm MP9031 colloidal silica to give printing and writing paper producers a 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,” says the company.
PerForm SP molecules are highly anionic, three-dimensional structures that interact readily with cationic sites on fibres, fines and fillers in the forming paper, explains Solenis, adding that the 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 promote optimal performance. Solenis says when used together, PerForm SP and PerForm MP offer papermakers a “dynamic breakthrough combination.”