Alkyl Ketene Dimer (AKDWAX) is pale yellow waxy flake solid; it is widely used in the paper industry as sizing agent. After sizing with AKD emulsion, it can make paper less water absorbing and controls its printing properties. It is specifically designed to enhance drainage and optimize sizing efficiency in most papermaking systems. We manufacture different grades of AKD Emulsions for different type of Papers. Our emulsions are uniquely formulated to work effectively with most retention systems currently employed in the paper industry. These Emulsions provides excellent resistance to a wide variety of penetrants and reacts directly with cellulose to provide sizing. AKD and ASA have become more frequently used in the papermaking industry during the last decade as neutral sizing agent which has replaced the acidic sizing agent (Gum Rosin) greatly.
AKD and ASA have become more frequently used in the papermaking industry during the last decade as neutral sizing agent which has replaced the acidic sizing agent (Gum Rosin) greatly.
We offer variants of an AKD emulsion for alkaline paper sizing. The products are tailor-made to suit the furnish and papermaking processes. AKD emulsions are cellulose reactive sizing agents suited to work at a pH greater than 7.
AKD sizing agent is used as internal sizing agent for paper industry.
|Appearance||Milky white emulsion|
|pH||3 – 3.5|
|Specific Gravity at 30℃||1 – 1.1|
|Total Solids (min.)||15%|
|Shelf Life||90 Days|