CMC Usages in Papermaking Industry
1. Paper Pulp Additives
Apply CMC into the paper pulp (add before pulping and alums mixing). CMC can disperse fiber, improve uniformity and strength of paper (bursting strength and stiffness). Using CMC with the same beating degree can shorten beating time, conserve energy. Dosage of CMC is 0.2%-0.8% of paper pulp. Can use CMC RM8-1. With the add of CMC, paper tension increases 40%-50%, tearing strength raises 50%, flexibility increased 4-5 times. Meanwhile, paper quality is of smoothness with good ink absorbency and clear printing edge. It’s much better to use hard water during production.