Grade-Specific Solutions for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry
Nalco is the leading global provider of innovative, integrated solutions to the pulp and paper industry that improve our customers’ products and positively impact their operations through greater asset reliability, decreased total cost of operation, improved operating and production efficiencies, machine performance optimization, improved sheet properties, enhanced customer profitability, and minimized environmental health and safety concerns.
Nalco's world-class and experienced teams, backed by our extensive technical resources and capabilities, deliver grade-based innovative solutions to our customers.
Board and Packaging Paper Grades
Producing an optimal sheet, at minimal cost, based on finished product performance requirements has consistently been a complex challenge for board and packaging manufacturers. In order to meet all of the sheet specifications, manufacturers often have to over-engineer the sheet in at least one or two of the specifications.
Nalco’s Structured Board approach allows our customers to minimize or eliminate the need to over engineer the finished sheet.The approach utilizes tools to understand and optimize the mechanical, operational and chemical variables within the manufacturing process while highlighting the challenges and opportunities that the manufacturer will face in making changes to the manufacturing process.
Tissue and Towel Grades
Tissue makers face the challenge of meeting many consumer demands on end-product performance. For example, balancing the relationship between softness and strength requires a complete understanding of fiber, water and process management to achieve the appropriate sheet properties goals.
Papermakers are continuously working to differentiate their products from the competition by better addressing the end-use requirements of their customers. Nalco understands that grade enhancement and development are key drivers in the fine paper segment.
Nalco is working internally and externally with leading research institutions and other co-suppliers to the industry to develop innovative programs that deliver print, structure and optical advantages to our customers. In the growing area of digital printing, Nalco’s programs are being engineered to deliver optical density, ink mileage, toner adhesion and multi-functionality.
Nalco’s ultimate goal is to help our customers become more competitive and more innovative in their market.