Pulp and Paper Canada

What’s New… (September 01, 2007)

September 1, 2007  By Pulp & Paper Canada



NAPERVILLE, IL — Nalco Company has commercialized its new patent-pending EXTRA WHITE brightness technology to the pulp and paper industry. This environmentally friendly technology enables papermakers to cost-effectively raise paper or pulp brightness and whiteness attributes, while also making it possible to lower production costs for current paper grades, or to make new grades altogether.


The technology has delivered value to papermakers such as Copamex, which is one of Mexico’s largest paper producers. “Combining efforts and resources, Copamex and Nalco have succeeded in developing and commercially launching a new generation of high-brightness paper using EXTRA WHITE brightness technology,” noted Margarito Cepeda Rodriguez, CEO of Copamex.

“Given the current demands for improved optical characteristics in the marketplace, we believe [this] technology provides customers benefits in a number of ways,” said John Yimoyines, paper services division president of Nalco. “[It] delivers cost-effective brightness and whiteness development to the papermaker. It does so in a very environmentally-friendly and safe manner that improves overall operational efficiency while significantly reducing the overall cost of brightness/whiteness development.”

The primary benefit of EXTRA WHITE is that is allows papermakers in many cases to recognize a one-to-two point increase in ISO brightness while simultaneously reducing optical brightner agent consumption by up to 50%.

meetings calendar


September 12-13 * Realizing the Bioenergy Opportunity * Toronto, ON (www.canbio.ca)

September 18-21 * PTS Coating Symposium * Baden-Baden, Germany (0049-89-12146-496; reinhard.sangl@ptspaper.de;www.coating-symposium.com)

September 19-20 * Carrefour de la recherche forestire * Sainte-Foy, QC (carrefour@mrnf.gouv.qc.ca;www.mrnf.gouv.qc.ca/carrefour)

September 23-26 * 8th Research Forum Recycling * Niagara Falls, ON (www.tappi.org)

September 26-28 * ASPI Fall Meeting * Santa Rosa Beach, FL (770-209-7535; efletty@aspinet.org)

October 3-5 * European Paper Recycling Conference and Tradeshow * Amsterdam, Netherlands (www.PaperRecyclingEurope.com)

October 21-25 * 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference * Jacksonville, FL (R. Lapin; Rlapin@tappi.org)

October 29-November 2 * IUFRO All Division 5 Forest Products Conference * Taipei, Taiwan (iufro2007@gmail.com)


February 4-8 * 94th Annual Meeting and EXFOR 2008 * Montreal, QC (R. Wood; 514-392-6957; rwood@paptac.ca)

May 4-7 * International Pulp Week * San Francisco, CA (T. Brown, 514-861-8849)

May 27-29 * SPCI * Stockholm, Sweden (www.spci2008.com)

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