Paper Additives

Paper Additives

Vertellus develops solutions specifically aimed at the papermaking process

With more than four decades of experience, we have built a reputation for quality, reliability, and innovation.  We help papermakers improve the value of their finished products.  This is accomplished via one or more coating ingredients that improve the printability, smoothness, and properties of the final product.  We also have solutions that improve the downstream converting process.

Our solutions are tailored to specific types of coating manufacturing techniques.  These additives can reduce defect rates, increase up-time, and achieve higher solids coatings.  They can lead to increases in machine speed and reduce the use of higher-cost co-ingredients.

Our commitment to the paper industry is unwavering. As other specialty chemical companies have shied away from this industry due to structural challenges, Vertellus remains committed to producing value-added specialty ingredients that allow coating formulators and papermakers to maximize the value of their products and the mill manufacturing processes.

Our market share in the US paper market is unrivaled and many of the globe’s top manufacturers count on Vertellus technology as a core part of every coating formulation. 

Vertellus  has been serving the specialty paper industry for 60 years with application expertise and specialized testing facilities. We offer an innovative approach to custom product development to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

Paper Coatings

Our renewable paper coating additives have the highest active content and widest product range, serving the paper and paperboard markets. Our dispersants and insolubilizers are used by formulators to optimize their coating process and ensure quality in their final products.

Our 100% active paper coating lubricants are used in the most rigorous coating applications. As the standard for the paper industry, our coating additives create paper and containerboard grades with durability and the highest print quality.

Paper Specialties

Vertellus has a line of specialty additives that create unique finished paper and board properties.  Our specialty additives are either:

  • Custom-developed in collaboration with customers’ grade development projects
  • Borne out of market-wide needs and available for standard purchase

Vertellus Specialties are truly unparalleled products aimed at solutions such as: improving multi-color and multi-pass digital printing, maximizing ducks’ back hard sizing, creating unique silicone release grades, and printing media that is durable and weather-resistant.

Paper Sizing

Vertellus is a long-established and trusted manufacturer of alkenyl succinic anhydride (ASA) sizing products to the paper industry.  We supply much of the global paper industry with our best-in-class manufacturing assets located in US and United Kingdom. Our brands include BERSIZE® and PENTASIZE®. 

Our alkenyl succinic anhydride (ASA) technology is offered in an array of products, by several confidential partner companies.