09 October 2014
Nature derived viscosity solutions
Household detergent powders: achieve cost benefits with CMC with improved anti-redeposition performance
By Ugur Seluloz Kimya
Each product group is designed to respond to specific requirements from the industry for which they are developed. Diversified product qualities not only meet the individual customer expectations, but they also provide a background for further product development or improvements.
Available in different viscosity, particle size distribution and other chemical characteristics, the CMC product groups from Ugur find use in different industries such as paper, ceramics, textile, water based coating and adhesives, mineral flotation, food, drilling and many others.
Household detergent powder has been one of the most traditional uses of CMC since it was first produced. However, this traditional and old application has so far been overlooked due to tough competition and cost pressures as well as establishment of more interesting application areas.
Ugur has recently launched a new approach to this application area focusing on anti-redeposition performance improvement thus enabling cost benefits.
Individual and tailor-made product solutions are studied and designed in the RDA (Research, Development and Application) laboratory based on the end user's input about their processes, performance and cost expectations, and a commercial production is developed.
CMC - typical application areas
Household Detergents - used for anti-redeposition and thickening functions
Oil & Gas Drilling - prevents fluid loss, provides shale inhibition and viscosity
Minerals Flotation - used as a depressant agent
Water-based Paint Production - used as a thickener, also stabilizes the aqueous media
Adhesives (water based) - water binding agent
Paper Production - used for its sizing and coating properties
Textile - sizing and printing
Refractories - binding agent
Ceramic - binding agent in glazing process
Food - thickening, Stabilizing, Rheology control