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Overview

Fine paper and packaging coating formulations requiring water retention aids have often had to trade off water retention performance for viscosity. ASEs, HASEs and some natural thickeners are so efficient that sufficient water retention cannot be achieved due to limitations in viscosity of the coating.

AquaSol introduces AquaFix, a new generation of bio-based water retention aids that provide superior water retention without the viscosity penalty associated with most water retention/thickening aids in the marketplace today.

Benefits of AquaFix

  • 100% bio-based polymer
  • 100% repulpable, and recyclable
  • Water retention without viscosity build
  • Customizable to build viscosity as required
  • Allows increase in coating solids without viscosity penalty
  • Compatible with all existing coating equipment
  • Compatible with commercial thickeners
  • Improved coater runnability and higher speeds

Performance

AquaFix products can give water retention and can be custom designed to meet your viscosity requirements. They can achieve water retention levels not possible with other incumbent thickeners. High shear rheology performance is improved over higher viscosity thickeners and immobilization times are excellent.

AquaFix allows greater coating design flexibility and allows a larger operational window to move to higher coating solids without compromising runnability performance. All AquaFix products are fully compatible with rod, blade, air knife and size press equipment.

Value

The bottom line is value. AquaFix products provide economical, environmentally compatible water retention in coating recipes with the ability to dial in viscosity requirements.

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