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“Via VAcA binder we are doing our part in the forest industry renaissance. Printed communications are not going anywhere and with our VAcA binder the image quality is our competitive edge. We want to offer our extensive knowledge in polymer chemistry and binder application to our customers – and believe that we can be a valuable partner to the customer’s product development team.“- Päivi Miettinen, Application Director
“We have more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing emulsion polymers. With the VAcA binder, we are about to write a brand new chapter into this success story.“- Tapani Niskanen, Director, Paper and Packaging
“The market is developing fast and the global packaging industry has a demand for these products. With our broad experience from the field, supported by fast and focused product development, we can react according to market needs quickly and deliver the solutions that benefit the most.“- Päivi Miettinen, Application Director

News / Paper & Packaging

Innovative VAcA binder

The VAcA binder is a great tool in adding value to your coated paper and board.

  • excellent wet and dry strength
  • boosted optical properties
  • improved printability
  • superior PE adhesion and UV-varnishability
  • On-machine drying energy savings

Fulfilling market needs by adjusting coatings

The interest towards our VAcA binder has increased rapidly, as the industry is seeking new opportunities in a dynamic market environment. In today’s marketplace, the traditional coated paper or board product needs to fulfill several new requirements coming, such as from converters, brand owners, end-users or regulators. In order to meet these needs in a cost-effective way, manufacturers are looking at their coating formulations. The mindset is clear: minimize the changes from the current status quo, but maximize the value added. In other words, coated paper and board producers are looking for a simple solution that allows them to broaden the business potential of their existing products. The VAcA binder is a perfect solution for this approach.

VAcA and the special features

What makes VAcA special compared to traditional binders, such as SB and SA, is its hydrophilic character and ability to create a specific pore structure. Thanks to our polymerization technology, the dispersion is very stable and particle size is kept small.

Remarkable properties for coated paper and board

The unique properties of the VAcA binder can be seen in superior wet and dry strengths, but also as improved brightness and a more bluish shade of the paper/board. By controlling the pore structure of the VAcA coating, the ink setting can be adjusted or, alternatively, the offset printed paper can be used for other printing methods, such as where a high void volume of coated paper is important to ensure a good ink drying (like in inkjet or flexo printing). Also, the controlled pore structure allows optimization in the selection of a coating pigment. For packaging paper and board, the VAcA binder gives a very high UV-varnished gloss and superior PE adhesion. In commercial use, it has been noted that the VAcA coating improves paper profiles by enhanced rheology, and on-machine drying energy could be reduced by 10-15 %.

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Tapani Niskanen
Director
Paper and Packaging
+358 40 123 9985
tapani.niskanen@ch-polymers.com

Tom Engström
Senior Technical Sales Manager
Paper and Packaging
+358 506 5216
tom.engstrom@ch-polymers.com

Ask more

Tapani Niskanen
Director
Paper and Packaging
+358 40 123 9985
tapani.niskanen@ch-polymers.com

Tom Engström
Senior Technical Sales Manager
Paper and Packaging
+358 506 5216
tom.engstrom@ch-polymers.com