Paper and pulp
A large part of the products made in the paper and pulp industry go on to be further processed by other manufacturers. Our chemicals help to produce high-quality products which meet required standards throughout the supply chain.
The chemicals we supply for use in the paper and pulp sector include:
The solution of sodium hydroxide, caustic soda is used in the manufacture of soaps, dyes, paper, petrol products and polymers. Widely used in the majority of commercial oven and drain cleaners, it can also be used to clean process pipes, tanks, equipment, tanks and containers as it acts as a strong degreaser, descaler and pH adjuster.
Other applications including within the electroplating industry, as a laboratory reagent, to clean and process metal and as an effluent treatment.
The solid form of caustic soda is used widely in the paper and pulp industry. Also used in aluminium production, fuel production and refining, paints and surface treatments, as well as within solvents, dyes and adhesives.
Used as an oxidiser, bleaching agent and antiseptic, hydrogen peroxide has many industrial applications as well as within many cleaning products. Commonly used within the paper and pulp industry, it is also utilised by food producers as a flour bleaching agent, as a propellant in the aeronautical industry, and the cosmetic industry.
Used within a wide range of industrial applications such as the treatment of potable and waste water, it enhances flocculation and coagulation. Utilised for personal care products such as deodorants and antiperspirants, and in the production of cosmetics, as well as in the paper and pulp industry.
With a variety of general applications, sodium bisulphate (also known as dry acid) is used as a sulfonation agent in CTMP production by the pulp and paper industry as well as to remove residual bleaching chemicals. Similar to sulphur dioxide, it can be used as a reducing agent and can be used as a food additive. It can act as a technological additive, a preservative, an acidity regulator and as a cleaner.
A versatile chemical primarily used as a bleaching or disinfecting agent, sodium hypochlorite is used in the manufacture of paper and pulp, non-pesticidal agricultural chemicals, plasticisers and corrosion inhibitors, as well as commercial bleaches and laundry aids.
With uses across the brewing, dairy and food industry, sodium hydroxide solution is utilised as a strong principal chemical base as a drain cleaner and in the manufacture of drinking water, soaps and detergents, textiles, pulp and paper. The granules and flakes are easily dissolvable in water with heat release and are also soluble in methyl and ethyl alcohols.
Also known as aminosulphonic acid, sulphamic or sulfamic acid is commonly used as a de-scaling and cleaning agent. This chemical has many applications, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry. Used as a catalyst for the esterification process, it also has some uses in dye manufacturing.
Sulphuric acid, also known as sulfuric acid, has many uses and is a key substance in the chemical industry. With a wide range of applications, including various cleaning agents, household drain cleaners, and electrolyte in lead-acid batteries. Within the chemical industry the principle uses include chemical synthesis, mineral processing, the manufacture of fertilizer, oil refining and wastewater processing.