Presenting new solutions to the industry is always a challenge. There are several steps to be taken from the bright idea into commercial solutions. First efforts in making barrier products were done already 30 years ago here in Raisio. Application area was packaging materials, paper bags etc. Back then the company was called Raisio Chemicals and it was also the same company that took the decison to build a dispersion plant in Kouvola, the plant that now serves as the production unit of CH-Polymers. From those days CH-Polymers has come a long way and proudly presents CHP BAR series at the PacTec 2018 exhibition in Helsinki. Changes in business environment such as Growing use of recycled fiber increases the significance of mineral oil barrier and Avoiding polyethylene films in packaging materials is gaining interest Sustainability is more than just a word, today it carries commercial importance and is a driver in many projects. Whenever foodstuff is involved, the safety issues cannot be compromised. Avoiding migration of harmful components such as mineral oils used in printing inks into foodstuff improves possibilities for recycling. CHP BAR plays a major role there. Ask more! Visit us at the PacTec exhibition @7e100 and we […]
CH-Polymers – working on replacing plastics and improving print quality CHP BAR for replacing plastics CH-Polymers´ new BAR series is a Water Based Barrier Coating (WBBC) and a solution for greener future. Barrier coatings against water, water vapor, grease and mineral oils are possible to be made using CHP BAR. Increasing consumption of fast food products growing demand of packages with barrier properties. Use of recycled fiber is a challenge for mineral oil barrier to avoid migration of oils from the packaging into foodstuff. All of these applications can be made with CHP BAR and the end product remains biodegradable and can be recycled like standard paperboard. Online coating at the board machine increases efficiency as no separate coating or converting process is required. Trim cuts on the machine can be repulped which increases the efficiency even further. A separate CHP BAR line has been developed to meet converters´ requirements. The product is ready to be applied as such – being environmentally friendly cannot be easier than this. No need to use polyethylene, wax or fluorochemicals anymore! VAcA (Vinyl Acetate Acrylate) series for super print image High speed printing has high demands for print substrate. Ink settling has to be […]
We are focusing on environment and safety! The newest example of our dedication is a novel acrylic polymer for use in demanding nonwoven applications. Formaldehyde free acrylic chemistry guarantees the performance, if it is durability, stiffness, strength or superior binding properties that you are after. The new product can be applied by spraying or impregnating, or in size press. Versatility is a clear benefit of any product. This we believe to have achieved. Our standard test process series is done with Mathis size press. Both wet and dry tensile strength were up +17% compared to the standard formaldehyde containing product. Let us know if we can help you to make a greener choice with our CHP 637! CH-Polymers Chemistry made to fit!
Towards improved surface sizing At PTS 2017 CH-Polymers and Chemec proudly presented with BTG Instruments our joint dive into deeper testliner surface sizing process understanding, based on a Master’s thesis work in collaboration with Åbo Akademi (Misla Lagus 2016-2017). More and more paper is used in packaging. Corrugated board is increasingly recycled based and recycled-based testliners need to have adequate water resistance. Surface sizing is an easy and cost efficient way of doing this, compared to internal sizing. Lack of understanding the surface sizing process variables still causes headache to the manufacturers. In our study different surface sizing agents were used to size base papers from several different sources. Basic paper analyses, surface sizing agent analysis, dynamic water retention (DWR) and Hg-porosimetry were done. We could find some interesting correlations with starch pickup, surface sizing agent performance and strength improvement in the size press. We could also replicate real on-machine problems in lab-scale, confirming the applicability of our methods. Our findings: Lab scale surface sizing performance correlates well with production scale performance. Confirmed applicability of our lab scale surface sizing method. DWR measurement can be used to predict starch pick-up in surface sizing. Hg-Porosimetry gave the most accurate porosity determination for […]
Presentation by CH-Polymers and Tampere University of Technology was chosen the best paper of the Papercon 2017 conference, The Coating and Graphic Arts Division, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA! Lic.Sc.(Tech) Päivi Miettinen and PhD Mia Ahokas from CH-Polymers Oy and M.Sc.(Tech) Sanna Auvinen from Tampere University of Technology (co-authors M.Sc. Jaana Heinonen and M Sc. (Tech) Tom Engström) presented a paper: The Role of Base Substrate in barrier and convertibility properties of Water Based Barrier Coated (WBBC) Paper Board and Paper. Send your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org to get immediate access to the winning paper! We are happy to tell you more about our solutions for various barrier requirements such as grease, water vapour and mineral oil migration. If you are looking for more sustainable solutions and efficiency in form of repulpable on-line systems, contact us to hear more about our solutions!
CH-Polymers participated in: -European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany -Specialty Papers Europe 2017 in Cologne, Germany -Filtrex 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland We want to thank all the customers and partners, current and potential ones, for all your interest and valuable discussions about chemistry, business, value, opportunities and later in the evening – life itself! It was our pleasure to meet you all!
Meet us at the Papercon 2017 exhibition in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA! Lic.Sc.(Tech) Päivi Miettinen will give a presentation about barrier coatings – hear about the latest findings and how to create a greener future for next generations. Read more: papercon.org Interested in packaging and barrier solutions? Call us to meet at the next exhibition #Interpack17!
Clean and safe environment is important to all of us not to mention the generations to come. We are pleased to announce that our focus on environment has now resulted in a certified ISO 14001 management system! Systematic focus on improving our environmental footprint has already resulted in several process changes and new recycled or biomaterial containing products have been introduced to the market. With the help of these our customers can be part of increasing material handling efficiency in the value chain. Contact us to find out if you can be part of this development! email@example.com
Christmas card funds donated to Clean Baltic Sea projects.
CH-Polymers Astonishing Autumn campaign was well received by paper and packaging and paints and coatings industries. Our focus areas Environment, Safety, Innovation and Efficiency seem to be important topics for our customers too. We are happy to share our data with you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!