We ensure that your coated grades are optimized. The formulation of high-performance paper coatings is complex and requires advanced rheological characteristics for a first class finished sheet. The importance of premium rheology and superior water retention is a priority for runnability and exceptional finished sheet quality.
With Eka's breadth of expertise, we have an in-depth understanding of the dynamic relationship between the fiber and furnish which makes up the base. Couple that with the pigment and binder package that makes up the coating formulation, which results in a complex system that is a finished product. Eka’s coating product line gives the formulator the tools needed for optimum runnability and the best possible finished sheet properties.
Eka Flow L Series – Rheology Modifiers. Acrylic based thickeners to improve water retention and coating rheology for optimum machine runnability.
Eka AZC/PZC Series - Crosslinkers & insolubilizers. Ammonium or potassium-based zirconium crosslinkers. The crosslinker of choice for coated paper and board. They also help reduce linting and dusting when used in uncoated papers.
Eka RC Series - Insolubilizer. Glyoxal-based resins for starch based coating and size press applications
Eka Sperse Series – Dispersants. Acrylic based dispersants to improve paper coating performance.
Eka LC Series - Lubricants. Calcium stearate and polyethylene lubricants that offer superior lubrication, release properties, and surface texture.
Eka Structurecote – Starch based, green, renewable chemistry to replace protein, improve coating structure, and improve surface properties.
Eka DC Series - Defoamers. Highly efficient for use in coating and size press applications.
Eka CC Series - Rheology aid & dispersant. Specialty products that include a multi-purpose rheology aid that can reduce the viscosity of coating formulations to allow for higher solids. Also included in this range are products such as coating dispersants.
Eka Stat Series – Anti static products. SSMA and MA chemistry used to reduce and neutralize static electricity in paper and paperboard applications.
Through decades of research, applications support, and production, we have developed a wide range of multi-functional products and performance options that are optimized for your formulations, equipment, and product requirements. Whether you are producing coated board or ultra lightweight coated paper, Eka can develop a cost-effective solution to meet your needs anywhere in the world.
Learn more about how to optimize runnability using our rheology modifiers or contact your regional sales manager.