Solenis Launches Fusion Strength and Performance Technology (6/07/2017)

Solenis Launches Fusion Strength and Performance Technology (6/07/2017)

FusionSM Strength and Performance Technology combines specialty chemistries and state-of-the-art process control offering packaging paper and board manufacturers new capabilities to increase sheet strength and quality while reducing operating costs.

With declining fiber quality, higher strength requirements at lower packaging weights, and reductions in fresh water usage, traditional single-component strength additives become limited in packaging paper and board manufacturing. In addition, generating useful production insights from the large amount of process data can be challenging for mill operators.

Solenis, Wilmington, Del., USA, a global specialty chemicals company, is launching Fusion SM Strength and Performance Technology that merges a proven dual-component dry strength solution with exclusive cluster analysis software and Solenis’ OnGuard™ monitoring and control tool. The company combined these elements into a single solution that can be customized to each mill’s production requirements and business goals. As a result, mill operators can get improved insights from their manufacturing data and implement tighter process control.

The Solenis dual-component dry strength solution overcomes the deficits of single-component systems. This novel cationic-anionic approach extends the performance of traditional strength additives and allows papermakers to achieve their high strength needs. Conversely, for wet ends, which run with high cationic demand, combinations of cationic resins can also extend strength gains beyond the limits of single-component solutions. For mill operators, Fusion Strength and Performance Technology is designed to deliver increased strength and production with lower costs, reduced weights, less reliance on virgin fiber, increased use of lower-cost recycled fibers, reduced freshwater usage, and reduced process variation.

According to Stéphane Ménard, global marketing director, “several packaging producers have started using Fusion Strength and Performance Technology. Our most recent conversion has generated more than $1.5 million per year in savings while reducing packaging weights. We are excited to launch this program that fuses chemistry and technology to generate significant savings and ultimately build a competitive advantage for our customers. The Fusion Strength and Performance Technology is the foundation for Solenis to introduce more leading-edge specialty chemicals and technologies to help packaging manufacturers meet and exceed their goals.”

More information is available online.  

Solenis is a global producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional, and water treatment chemistries 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. The company has 37 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 3,700 professionals in 118 countries across five continents.