Anionic surfactants based sticky dispersant chemical including most common sticky materials include pitch, hot melts, adhesives, waxes, latex, ink, etc. Sticky materials that remain in the fiber furnish can build up within the paper machine: headboxes, forming fabrics, press section, dryer sections, felt, Uhle box covers (especially coating/ink binders), center rolls, and return rolls.
Main Problems Associated with Stickies
- Light spots
- Wire filling
- Sheet crushing
- Filled felts
- Poor sheet appearance
- Hot melt and wax bleed
- Stickies transfer onto the sheet
- Poor printability
- Glues/waxes on the sheet surface
- Sheet picking and fiber rising
- Press roll, dryer can deposits
- Downtime for batch cleaning
Proper human safety products such as splash goggles, lab coat, vapour respirator, NIOSH approved gloves and boots should be worn while handling and applying chemicals. Splashes on the skin should be washed off with water immediately. In case of splashing into the eyes, flush them with fresh water and obtain medical attention. Should not be injected.
Should be stored in original containers away from heat, direct sunlight. Store in a cool dry place. Please refer label and SDS for details.