Kemira Oyj | Date: 2016-10-28
The invention relates to a bacterial strain belonging to the genus Rhodococcus which is a producer of a nitrile hydratase. The invention also relates to a method for producing acrylamide by hydration of acrylonitrile using a biomass of the bacterial strain and to a method of culturing the bacterial strain.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2016-11-28
Paper strength systems including polyamine-polyamidoamine-epihalohydrin (PPAE) resin are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of forming a paper including applying a strength system comprising PPAE to cellulosic fiber, as well as the resultant paper.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2016-08-31
According to the present invention, a process is provided for making paper or board comprising forming a cellulosic suspension that may or may not comprise a filler, flocculating the cellulosic suspension, draining the cellulosic suspension on a screen to form a sheet, wherein the cellulosic suspension is flocculated using a flocculation system comprising the sequential or simultaneous addition of a siliceous material and an organic, cationic or anionic, water-in-water or dispersion micropolymer in a salt solution.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2016-08-12
Depressants comprising one or more types of polysaccharides comprising one or more types of pentosan units are provided. Also disclosed are processes for enriching a desired mineral from an ore comprising the desired mineral and gangue, wherein the process comprises carrying out a flotation process in the presence of one or more collecting agents and one or more of the depressants.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2015-12-16
A method for improving the rheological properties of mineral slurry comprising adding a copolymeric dispersing agent to the slurry to disperse silicate minerals. Also disclosed is a method for flotating mineral slurry.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2016-02-18
One or more embodiments include paper, methods of making paper, compositions, and the like, are provided. In various exemplary embodiments described herein, a paper material may be formed by treating a cellulosic fiber or an aqueous pulp slurry with a treatment composition comprising an anionic polyacrylamide resin and an aldehyde-functionalized polymer resin.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2015-02-27
New polyvinylamide and/or acryl acid-based copolymers. The new structured block copolymers are based on the block copolymerization of N-vinyl formamide (NVF) with other monomers by using a bifunctional initiator. Further, a method of preparing the structured block copolymer is provided, and especially a method wherein the NVF-based block is at least partially hydrolyzed to obtain PVAm. Also the use of the new structured block copolymers in sludge dewatering and in papermaking processes is disclosed.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2015-01-22
The invention relates to a papermaking agent composition, preferably in powder form, which comprises a water-soluble polymer, which comprises 21-30 mol-% of vinylamine units and has an average molecular weight of at least 1 000 000 Da. The invention relates also to a method for treating of fibre stock in manufacture of paper, board or the like, where a thick fibre stock is obtained, it is diluted to a thin fibre stock having a consistency <3% by addition of water, and the thin fibre stock is drained and a continuous fibrous web is formed. The papermaking agent composition is added to the thick fibre stock or to the thin fibre.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2015-07-03
Disclosed is a method for producing an aldehyde crosslinked polyacrylamide composition useful for strengthening paper. The method includes steps, wherein a) an aldehyde crosslinker and polyacrylamide are mixed in water to form an aqueous solution of aldehyde crosslinked polyacrylamide prepolymer; b) acid is added to the aqueous prepolymer solution to adjust the pH of the solution to a value between 1 to 5; c) storing and transporting the prepolymer solution to the location where the final glyoxalated polyacrylamide composition will be used; and d) adding a base to the stabilized prepolymer solution to adjust the pH of the solution to value between 5.5 to 12, and e) allowing the aldehyde crosslinker and polyacrylamide contained in the aldehyde crosslinked polyacrylamide prepolymer solution to react further and form aldehyde crosslinked polyacrylamide composition useful for strengthening paper.
Kemira Oyj | Date: 2015-12-18
Disclosed herein are methods of defoaming industrial process streams, the methods comprising adding to the industrial process stream an emulsion stabilized by Janus particles, wherein the Janus particles comprise at least one hydrophobic surface and at least one hydrophilic surface, and wherein the emulsion comprises silicone emulsion droplets in a continuous aqueous phase. Also disclosed herein are defoamer compositions comprising Janus particles and methods of making such compositions.