Pulp & Paper

Quadra provides solutions to achieve optimum brightness, superior paper and board strength and enhance paper machine performance. Our team of commercial professionals provides service and support to this challenging market.

QUADRA’S PULP & PAPER TEAM

A solution provider responsive to emerging Pulp & Paper market needs!

Quadra’s expertise in Pulp & Paper includes a team of professionals with combined 160 years of experience in the industry, as well as support from global manufacturers to offer both specialty and commodity chemical products. We help provide solutions to achieve optimum brightness, superior paper and board strength and enhance paper machine performance. Our technical sales and service managers work hands-on with you running mill trials and providing support until your product is right.

Quadra is active in all areas of the paper market, from pulping, bleaching and papermaking to effluent treatment and technical support to ensure your lines run optimally.  We work hand in hand with our key supply partners to bring the best products and services to our customers in this dynamic market segment.

QUADRA’S PULP & PAPER PRODUCT SOLUTIONS INCLUDE:
  • HY BRITE® Liquid Hydrosulfite
  • Bleaching Compound & Hydros® Dry Hydrosulfite
  • Hi-Cat®, Vector® Starches, Stabilys® Bio-Polymers
  • Dissolvine® DTPA & EDTA
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH)
  • Caustic Soda, Membrane & Diaphragm Grades
  • Soda Ash, Sodium Sulfite & Metabisulfite
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Sodium Silicate
  • Pink Sodium Sulfite
  • Methanol
  • Prayphos® Phosphoric Acid (White Technical Grade)
  • Optical Brightening Agents (OBA)
  • Flexiwet® & Flexiguard® Greaseproofing Agents

BRIGHTER PAPERS:

Quadra is the only chemical supplier able to offer technical expertise and a complete product line to achieve the highest possible paper brightness:

  • Sodium Hydrosulfite-based Bleaching Compounds
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Optical Brightening Agents (OBA)
  • DTPA and EDTA Chelating Agents
  • Caustic Soda, Sodium Silicate, Soda Ash
  • Sodium Sulphite
  • Titanium Dioxide

Our team of experienced professionals can show you the best and lowest-cost path to higher paper brightness!

STRONGER PAPER AND BOARD:

Quadra has proven, low-cost and efficient solutions to improve the strength of various paper and board grades.  We offer a wide range of Wet-End Cationic Starches.  

We have over 35 years of expertise in wet-end starch applications for:

  • Improved Ply Bond
  • Mullen
  • ZDT
  • IGT
  • STFI
  • Ring Crush
  • Tensile & TEA Properties

Quadra offers additional support with an optional starch cooker program.

BETTER MOISTURE AND GREASE BARRIERS

  • Using film-forming technology (PVOH) and better choice new-generation flurocarbon-based products

BETTER PRINT QUALITY

  • Via enhanced surface properties and lint control using PVOH and/or Cationic Starches

CONVERSION FROM NEWSPRINT TO VALUE-ADDED GRADES

Quadra has been instrumental in assisting numerous paper manufacturers to develop new paper grades:

  • Using existing papermaking equipment
  • Little or no capital expenditure required

Let us know your challenges & objectives.  Quadra can help!

Subindustries / Market Segments

Pulping

We can help with our range of de-resinating agents and digester additives to improve yield, operation and extractable residual in the pulp.  Our technical sales and service managers will work with you hands-on until your product is right.

Papermaking

With many sources of starches, Quadra offers solutions to improve strength, reduce linting and assist the retention and drainage program.  Results are optimum brightness, superior strength, and enhanced paper machine performance.

Effluent Treatment

Effluent from the pulp and paper industry is generally high in suspended solids.  With a full line of commodity chemicals, Quadra can help by offering a range of products and technical support to treat this wastewater safely and effectively.

Bleaching

Offering a wide range of solutions for bleaching and brightness improvement, along with technical know-how to help you overcome challenges.  Formulated hydrosulfite solutions, chelating agents, sodium silicate and optical brightening agents.