BERSIZE® ASA Series

Vertellus alkenyl succinic anhydride (ASA) technology provides a fast reaction rate with cellulose and develops efficient hydrophobicity in a range of pulp furnishes.  As an internal size, ASA has less impact on final product friction properties as compared to competing for AKD.

Products in the BERSIZE® ASA Series is the most suitable choice for use in precision sizing with recycled packaging (gluing and converting concerns) grades and printing & writing grades (ink/water balance).  Gives the papermaker the ability to size systems down to 5.5 pH​ and presents the lowest cost-in-use sizing chemistry for most wet-end systems.  BERSIZE® ASA technology is adopted for use by many leading companies in the Paper industry. 

PENTASIZE® ASA technology provides for an equally high-performing sizing agent and has an alternate supply chain well-suited to servicing the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) papermaking markets.

Applications

Natural Lubricant

Our Castorwax solution is a natural lubricant alternative for petroleum-based waxes in rubber, tubing, & plastics applications.  Hydrogenated Castor Oil has a discrete melt point, which provides consistency relative to other waxes.

Features

Typical Properties

Solution
Acid Value
Hydroxyl Value
Saponification Value
Iodine Value
Melt Point (°C)
Specific Gravity
Castorwax
3
158
179
5
85
1.023

Values shown in the above table are typical properties.

Application Highlights

Paper Sizing

Prevents liquid and moisture penetration in a multitude of paper and paper boards

Epoxy Coating

Improves water resistance on
heavy-duty metal surfaces

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