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9045862 High efficiency wet strength resins from new cross-linkers  
Compositions and methods related to new wet strength resins are provided. By using functionally-symmetrical cross-linkers and mono-functional modifiers, and separating the steps of reacting a...
9023628 Processing biomass  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can use feedstock...
9017520 Paper coating or binding formulations and methods of making and using same  
Paper coating or binding formulations are provided that comprise aqueous copolymer emulsions including copolymers derived from one or more copolymerizable surfactants of formula I and one or more...
8999112 Process for manufacturing paper and board having improved retention and drainage properties  
A method for manufacturing a sheet of paper and/or board having improved retention and drainage properties is provided, according to which, before the formation of the sheet and/or board, at least...
8999111 Method of increasing paper surface strength by using acrylic acid/acrylamide copolymer in a size press formulation containing starch  
The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the strengthening effect of a starch coating on paper. The method involves contacting the starch with a synthetic polymer before the...
8986502 Photodegradable paper and its use  
A photodegradable paper including cellulose fibers and, if applicable, fillers, additives and/or other kind of fibers is described. Also described, is a paper particularly in the field of...
8980058 Modified filler composition, pulp and paper using same  
A modified filler composition used in papermaking is provided. The modified filler composition contains microfibrillated cellulose, and filler having negative charge, and a cationic polymer.
8980054 Soft tissue having reduced hydrogen bonding  
The present invention provides a modified cellulosic fiber having reduced hydrogen bonding capabilities. The modified fiber formed in accordance with the present invention may be useful in the...
8974636 Composition containing a multivalent cationic metal and amine-containing anti-static agent and methods of making and using  
A fluff pulp or other pulp, comprises a multivalent cationic metal ion selected from the group consisting of Al+3, B+3, Mn+2, Cu+2, Cu+3, Zn+2, Sn+2, Sn+4, water-soluble salt thereof, or...
8974637 Process for the production of paper and board  
The present invention relates to a process for the production of paper and board which comprises: (a) introducing one or more fillers, one or more anionic polysaccharides and one or more cationic...
RE45383 Method of using aldehyde-functionalized polymers to enhance paper machine dewatering  
A method of enhancing the dewatering of a paper sheet on a paper machine comprising adding to the paper sheet about 0.05 lb/ton to about 15 lb/ton, based on dry fiber, of one or more aldehyde...
8939155 Oil-resistant filter wrapper paper  
A filter wrapper paper for a smoking article is shown, the paper having a content of long-fiber pulp of at least 30 wt %, preferably at least 40 wt %, relative to the pure fiber mass of the paper....
8940134 Paper comprising heat treated bio-soluble inorganic fibers, and method and equipment for making same  
Inorganic fiber paper including bio-soluble inorganic fibers which have been subjected to a heat treatment and a binder. A method for producing inorganic fiber paper including: the first step of...
8932727 Aqueous compositions for whitening and shading in coating applications  
Aqueous coating composition for optical brightening and shading of substrates comprising (a) at least one optical brightener of formula (I) in which the anionic charge on the brightener is...
8932433 Retention and drainage in the manufacture of paper  
A method of improving retention and drainage in a papermaking process is disclosed. The addition of an associative polymer, a poly(vinylamine) and optionally a siliceous material to the...
8926796 Bulk and stiffness enhancement in papermaking  
The present invention provides formulations for papermaking and methods for their use. In embodiments, the formulations include a treatment agent and a fluid carrier, where the treatment agent...
8926797 Method for increasing the dry strength of paper, paperboard, and cardboard  
Process for the production of paper, board and cardboard having high dry strength by addition of (a) at least one trivalent cation in the form of a salt,(b) at least one water-soluble cationic...
8920606 Preparation of polyvinylamide cellulose reactive adducts  
The present disclosure is directed to a continuous process for preparing cellulose reactive adducts of polyvinylamide.
8920605 Fluorescent whitening agent compositions  
The invention relates to a composition suitable for optically whitening paper or board, wherein the composition contains specified bis-triazinylamino-stilbene fluorescent whitening agents with...
8916026 Manufacture of cellulosic pulp sheets  
A pulp making process in which fibrous cellulosic material is pulped to form an aqueous suspension of cellulosic material, the suspension is drained through a screen to form a pulp sheet and that...
8900414 Fiber products  
Fiber products, comprising in their body at least 20% by weight of cellulose fibers, and adequate amounts of an acid and a cationic retention aid for the acid, can be marked by means of a laser beam.
8900410 Fine fibrous cellulosic material and process for producing the same  
A fine fibrous cellulosic material containing cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, in which the fine fibrous cellulosic material has a width of 1 μm or less and a length of 5,000 μm or less and is...
8894811 Air dispersion of mineral fibers in ceiling tile manufacture  
A method of forming a dilute water slurry for water felting a basemat for an acoustical ceiling tile comprising delivering a bale of compressed mineral wool with a density of at least 8 lbs. per...
8894815 Storage stable solutions of optical brighteners  
The instant invention relates to storage stable solutions of optical brighteners based on certain salt forms of anilino-substituted bistriazinyl derivatives of...
8894814 Cooling substrates with hydrophilic containment layer and method of making  
Wiping products, such as facial tissues, contain an interior temperature change composition and an exterior hydrophilic lotion composition that can provide a cooling sensation when contacted with...
8888957 Process for the production of paper  
The present invention relates to a process for producing paper which comprises: providing an aqueous suspension comprising cellulosic fibers, adding to the suspension, after all points of high...
8882964 Furnish pretreatment to improve paper strength aid performance in papermaking  
The invention is directed towards methods, compositions, and apparatus for increasing the strength of paper made out of a furnish having a large proportion of OCC. The method involves the...
8871058 Addition of endothermic fire retardants to provide near neutral pH pulp fiber webs  
A process in which an at least partially delignified pulp fiber web having a Kappa number of less than about 130 is treated with an aqueous endothermic fire retardant solution having a pH of about...
8871055 Sizing compositions  
Disclosed is a sizing composition comprising a hydrophobic paper sizing agent and a hydrophobically modified poly(aminoamide). Also disclosed is a method of making the sizing composition and a...
8871054 Process for preparing fluff pulp sheet with cationic dye and debonder surfactant  
A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising: contacting at least one cationic dye and at least one debonder surfactant with a composition comprising fluff pulp fibers, to form...
8871053 Fire retardant treated fluff pulp web  
A fire resistant fluff pulp web made from a fluff pulp web, a fire retardant component present in and/or on the fluff pulp, and a fire retardant distributing surfactant which distributes the fire...
8858759 Enhancement of sheet dewatering using soy flour or soy protein  
Methods and compositions for improving dewatering efficiency during a papermaking or pulp drying process are disclosed. The methods can include a step of adding a dewatering agent solution to a...
8852399 Polymer-containing articles of manufacture and methods for making same  
Polymer-containing articles of manufacture that provide one or more superior properties, such as soil adsorption properties, mirror cleaning properties, and/or absorption properties, compared to...
8852400 Emulsification of alkenyl succinic anhydride with an amine-containing homopolymer or copolymer  
The present disclosure provides for a method of preparing and using an emulsion for treating a papermaking process. The emulsion is an oil-in-water emulsion of alkenyl succinic anhydride...
8852905 Processing biomass  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can use feedstock...
8846356 Processing biomass  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can use feedstock...
8840760 Method for the chemical treatment of starch for applying in sheets of paper  
The object of the process of the invention is to increase the retention of starch in the sheet of paper in order to reduce operating costs and increase the physical characteristics of the paper....
8840759 Method of using aldehyde-functionalized polymers to increase papermachine performance and enhance sizing  
Disclosed herein are compositions and methods to increase paper machine performance and enhance sizing. The compositions include a sizing agent, an emulsifier, and an aqueous component. The...
8840761 Method for contaminant removal in paper production  
The present invention relates to a process for controlling deposits in a paper making process, more particularly to a process comprising the use of talc for controlling deposits in a paper making...
8834680 Filler composition  
The present invention relates to a filler composition comprising a) a filler, b) a cationic inorganic compound, c) a cationic organic compound, and d) an anionic polysaccharide, wherein the filler...
8834678 Soft creped tissue having slow wet out time  
The present disclosure relates generally to a tissue product having a creping composition disposed onto at least one surface thereof to increase the softness of the article, while retaining or...
8834676 Paper products and methods and systems for manufacturing such products  
Methods of producing cellulosic or lignocellulosic materials for use in papermaking include treating a cellulosic or lignocellulosic dry feedstock having a first average molecular weight with...
8828188 Filler for paper making process  
The present invention relates to a filler comprising clay and cellulose derivative having a degree of substitution of net ionic groups up to about 0.65.
8821689 Starch-biogum compositions  
A composition comprising starch, a biogum and water subjected to heat, shearing and optionally depolymerization is provided which is useful as a stable high solids dispersion useful in various...
8821687 Flushable article including polyurethane binder and method of using the same  
A flushable article such as a wipe that includes a substrate that includes fibers, and a dried binder composition in contact with the fibers, the article (e.g., wipe) being insoluble in water...
8815051 Deinking of waste paper  
Deinking of waste paper is obtained with the use of a hydrophobic kaolin-based deinking composition. The hydrophobic kaolin-based deinking composition is produced by hydrophobizing the kaolin clay...
8808500 Method for the use of oxidants for microbial control under reducing conditions  
Microbial growth in an aqueous system containing borohydride residues is controlled by adding an aldehyde or aldehyde source, followed by adding an active halogen biocide. The active halogen...
8809582 Process for preparing surface-reacted calcium carbonate and its use  
The present invention relates to an economic process for preparing surface-reacted calcium carbonate. The present invention further relates to a surface-reacted calcium carbonate having an...
8808502 Substrate treatment processes  
A process where substrates, such as documents like smooth coated papers, are exposed to a weak acid, a weak acid solution, or mixtures thereof for the purpose of increasing the surface roughness...
8801900 Starch composition for use in paper manufacture  
The starch composition comprises a cationic, cross-linked starch that is partly swollen and partly gelatinized. It has a gelatinization coefficient gT smaller than 0.7 with T the jet cooking...