NALSIZE ASA Sizing Technology
NALSIZETM ASA technology delivers stable, controllable, on-machine sizing. This unique technology reduces chemical requirements, optimizes surface sizing, and reduces size press breaks. Nalco Water’s paper sizing chemicals also increase water removal allowing increased machine speed and reduced energy use for higher production. When combined with Nalco Water’s METRIX strength, retention, and drainage programs, the surface sizing agents present opportunities to bypass the size press or reduce basis weight from improved strength.
In the board and packaging industry, NALSIZE OneTM provides high quality ASA emulsions for water holdout and board dimensional stability. For example, at a leading board and packaging corporation in Chile, Nalco’s ASA sizing technology, in combination with Nalco’s CoreShell, helped reduce customer complaints from failed quality and STFI tests. This helped the producer realize a savings of $450,000.