POLYGAL® - Paper

With years of development work, we have adapted the most useful hydrocolloids from the galactomannan group, in particular guar gum, to the specific conditions of modern paper production. We use chemical modifications to develop high-quality additives that can be employed productively in pulp, in size presses and in coating formulations. With their low concentrations of use and quality advantages, our products are a competitive alternative to starch.

The POLYGAL® brand includes a wide range of non-ionic, anionic and cationic galactomannan derivatives that offer useful effects when added at appropriate points in the production process.

  • Reduction of time and energy needed for grinding
  • Reduction of impurities
  • Improvements in papers' strength/resistance properties
  • Sheet formation
  • Control of dewatering on the wire of the paper machine
  • Control of retention
  • Dust reduction in papers with high ash content
  • Improved printability
  • Film formation (size press)
  • Strength improvements (size press)

For test runs, we can provide our own internally-developed compact and automated dissolving stations if necessary.

Our technical service is available to help you make sure to use the right product in the right place and in the optimal amount.

Our technicians may recommend circle studies or laboratory analyses in some situations. We can provide technical assistance for industrial trials upon request.

POLYGAL® - Cigarette and tabaco paper

For the manufacture of cigarette and filter paper, Polygal products are used to help control porosity, to achieve even sheet formation, and as retention agents.

Polygal products for cigarette paper production meet the requirements of the TVO (German tobacco regulations) and the requirements for rolling papers laid out in Recommendation XXXVI of the German BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment).

As the market leader for guar gum products in cigarette paper production, we offer solid technical service and the corresponding preparation units for Polygal products.

Name Native guar, carboxymethylguar, cationic guar
Brand name POLYGAL® 
Product name 2230, 2277, 2277A4
CA-411, CA-421 
Raw material Guar gum powder
Functionality Strength improvement, retention agent, formation
Contact For detailed questions, please contact us at info@polygal.ch 

POLYGAL® - Tissue paper

For tissue paper production, Polygal products help to improve properties like breaking length, stretching, water resistance, formation, retention, softness (refining), dust reduction, circle relief and scraper running times.

Name Cationic guar, carboxymethylguar
Brand name POLYGAL® 
Product name CA-411, CA-421, CA-431
CT-262, CT-167 
Raw material Guar gum powder
Functionality Strength improvement, retention, dust reduction, wastewater treatment, softness
Contact For detailed questions, please contact us at info@polygal.ch

POLYGAL® - Specialty, writing and print paper

For the production of specialty papers, writing and printing papers, Polygal products can be used to help save energy when grinding pulp or cotton fiber, for improved strength in the z-direction, for influencing IGT, breaking length, tear resistance, formation, and circle relief.

Name Non-ionic guar, cationic guar, carboxymethylguar
Brand name POLYGAL® 
Product name 2277
CA-411, CA-421, CA-431
CT-262, CT-167 
Raw material Guar gum powder
Functionality Strength improvement, formation, circle relief
Contact For detailed questions, please contact us at info@polygal.ch

POLYGAL® - Packaging paper

For packaging papers like testliner and fluting, Polygal products are ideal for improving burst strength, for circle relief (COD, BOD) and as retention agents.

Name Cationic guar, carboxymethylguar
Brand name POLYGAL® 
Product name CA-411, CA-421, CA-431
CT-262 
Raw material Guar gum powder
Functionality Strength improvement, circle relief, retention agent
Contact For detailed questions, please contact us at info@polygal.ch

 

 

POLYGAL® - Surface coating

As size press additives Polygal products are used to improve paper strength, pick strength and film formation, and as substrates.

Name Depolymerized Guar
Brand name POLYGAL® 
Product name 2770D
2670
Polygal film
Raw material Guar gum powder
Functionality Strength improvement, film formation
Contact For detailed questions, please contact us at info@polygal.ch



POLYGAL - Dissolving stations

Polygal products for the paper industry are available in powdered form. To produce an optimal water-based preparation, we recommend the use of an appropriate dissolving station.

For industrial trials, Polygal AG makes dissolving systems available for up to three months at no charge. Dissolving systems adapted to specific needs are available for rent or purchase if necessary.

The dissolving systems are equipped with a control unit, and can therefore be operated automatically.

For detailed questions, please contact us at info@polygal.ch