EcoSphere® biolatex® binders enable paper mills to avoid reliance on traditional synthetic binders with fluctuating fossil fuel prices, while improving runnability, line utilization and printability. Our clients in the paper industry also decreased ingredient costs by replacing SB latex with our EcoSphere biopolymers. Our paper and paperboard binders offer competitive performance for important properties such as coating gloss, brightness, whiteness, fluorescence, ink gloss and printability, while providing superior performance to SB and SA latex for water retention, opacity, dry pick, print mottle, porosity and paper stiffness.
Every day, we work with manufacturers of paper and paperboard products to improve their economics. We help to reduce costs by replacing SB latex and providing total binder optimization, and to improve runnability by delivering low high-shear viscosity and improved water retention compared to traditional binder systems.
EcoSphere biolatex binders can match or surpass the performance characteristics of synthetic binder systems in paper and board applications, including:
- Ink gloss
- Paper gloss
- Print gloss
- Resistance to yellowing
Our manufacturing processes consume significantly less energy compared to those for SB latex and other binders. In addition, by using our biopolymers in your paper or paperboard manufacturing process, you can reduce your overall carbon footprint by up to 67 percent and add value for brand owners, retailers and end users.