Paper and Coatings
Turning the page for progress
Even with the growth of digital communications, the demand for paper and paper products remains strong and Ashland continues to explore new and better ways to make it. We continue to refine the paper making process to increase both the wet and dry strength so there's less waste during production and it lasts longer. In addition to working on the product, we also apply problem solving to create a cleaner process. Write a new chapter on success with Ashland.
Ashland specialty chemical include several products that are used in the many different areas of paper and coated paper production. Some Ashland products such as Aqualon™ carboxymethylcellulose can help increase both the wet and dry strength of the paper product. Its flexibility allows it to be added at the pulper or in the stock. Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose joins Aqualon to control curl in specialty papers. The ability of these and other Ashland products offer better retention and improved drainage to yield better web formation. And since the fibers are held in the paper, the water system stays cleaner and biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids are lower.
Ashland also provides solutions to the coated paper industry including products for bleached board, ink jet and transparencies. Other Ashland products offer unique coating properties such as improved smoothness, brightness, opacity and gloss. Contact Ashland to see how we can help you turn the page on your paper problems.
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