CP Kelco’s FINNFIX® CMC brand is used in a range of industrial applications, such as paper surface treatment, mining, fabric care, textile and ceramics. FINNFIX CMC is utilized as a thickener and rheology modifier in many applications.
In paper coating applications, selecting the right FINNFIX solution will help adjust the rheology to different shear conditions such as pumping, mixing, screening and metering.
In textile applications, sizing pick-up can be adjusted by using different FINNFIX grades to correct the rheology of a sizing solution.
In addition to rheology modification, FINNFIX grades provide good water retention and for this reason FINNFIX is used to control water and material movement to anchor the coating to its base and ensure a high-quality coated surface. Good water binding capability is also an important functionality when FINNFIX CMC is used to provide green strength in ceramic applications.
The anionic nature of FINNFIX CMC provides surface active benefits in multiple applications such as mining flotation and fabric care (anti-redeposition). Anti-redeposition ensures that the dirt that has been removed from soiled clothes will not re-attach to the clean surface.
Film forming properties of FINNFIX CMC products are important when a glazing is formed on a ceramic tile or a barrier layer is formed on a paper surface. A continuous CMC film can provide excellent oil and grease resistance in barrier coating applications.