Specialty Chemicals for Paper Production

The total worldwide usage of Specialty Chemicals is only 1.1% by dry weight, based on paper production!

Two main categories of Specialty Chemicals

The wide variety of specific demands that are placed on the different paper and board grades cannot be fulfilled with natural raw materials alone. It needs chemical additives with very specific performances, the so-called "Specialty Chemicals", and their intelligent application.
Some of these additives are used in order to obtain certain properties of the finished paper e.g. colored sheets, resistance against ink or water, high gloss, good and appealing printability or high strength for packaging. This group of chemicals is called "Functional Chemicals".
Other chemical additives are used to solve or prevent problems in the paper manufacturing process, to improve the efficiency of the production process and/or to protect the environment. The latter type of additives for instance helps to reduce the consumption of fresh water an energy, prevent foam and deposits, improve drainage or reduce fiber loss. This second group of additives is called "Process Chemicals".

Individual shares of individual product classes

Specialty Chemicals for Paper Production

The total worldwide usage of Specialty Chemicals is only 1.1% by dry weight, based on paper production!