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OBA's - SPECIALITY OR COMMODITY? A TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVE

Authors

Paul Riding1 and Shane Capazorio2

Companies

1Clariant SA
2Buckman Laboratories

Keywords

OBA, whiteness, shade control, cost benefits

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT

With an ever  increasing global-market demand for whiter and brighter paper, the role of Optical Brightening Agents (OBA) in shade control programmes has become  pivotal. Whilst regarded by some in the past as a commodity additive, optical  brightening technology has evolved into a highly specialised technical field  that is able to be customised to service each paper system individually and  provide significant performance and financial  benefits.

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