How does CMC works in paper making industry

In modern society, more and more dates and documents are electronic, but paper still plays an irreplaceable role in information recording and consumer packaging. CMC is an excellent dispersant and adhesive, as well as a water-retaining agent capable of emulsifying. Due to these characteristics, it is widely used in the paper industry.


Adding to the wet end of papermaking can effectively improve the bond of pulp fibers and improve the uniformity and strength of paper. Because CMC has an affinity with fibers, it can effectively reduce the loss of fillers and fine fibers, and improve the drainage performance of pulp. As a fiber dispersant, it can make the fibers evenly dispersed and ensure the uniformity of the paper. Combining CMC with wet strength agent or dry strength agent before paper forming can improve the wet strength and dry strength of the paper.

After adding it, the strength of the paper can be increased by 40-50%, and the flexibility can be increased by 4-5 times. After use, the fiber holes of the paper will be sealed by the adhesive film, which can reduce the paper’s absorption of water from the air, and can also avoid the evaporation of water in the paper when the air is dry. This can prevent the paper from curling or brittle, improve the surface strength and smoothness, and improve paper’s absorption of ink and high quality. CMC is used in paper and cardboard coatings to increase the water retention value, prevent the migration of water-soluble adhesives, improve rheology, and improve the leveling effect of pigments.


The use of CMC in the paper making industry enables paper to have better characteristics and performance, especially for the process and painting with strict requirements and special needs of product, such as coated paper, matte paper, nano waterproof paper or other special papers and other types of paper. The role of CMC cannot be replaced.

In addition to normal powder products, paper making grade CMC also has granular products, SINOCMC can also provide quality supply, welcome to inquire.



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