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CHEMICALS Bond Makes the Difference Resins a n d thermoplastic Fibers prove more practi­ cal than solvents t o bond synthetic fiber papers S Y N T H E T I C FIBER PAPERS have moved

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a long way since the first announcement by D u Pont early last year (C&EN March 7, 1955, p. 9 5 6 ) . T h e develop­ ment has grown from laboratory to pilot plant and last fall Riegel Paper made the first commercial run of nylon paper. D u Pont is continuing product development work and extending mar­ ket research. Others actively inter­ ested in addition to Riegel and D u Pont include: Great Northern; St. Regis Paper; Rogers Corp.; Kimberly-Clark; and the Herty Foundation. Successful synthetic fiber paper runs have already been made on the four major types of production machinery. Recent work has pointed up the im­ portance of selecting the proper bond­ ing agent and its concentration in the paper to attain optimum physical prop­ erties, says D u Pont's John R. Emery. T w o methods of bonding have been developed: solvent bonding and syn­ thetic polymer bonding. T h e so-called "salt bonding*" i s a type of solvent bonding. Water solu­ tions of certain salts at high concentra­ tions are solvents or swelling agents for synthetic organic fibers. A dilute salt solution when allowed t o evaporate from a w e b of synthetic fibers con­ centrates at their points of contact and dissolves some of the resin. Complete evaporation precipitates the resin and bonds the fibers. But synthetic polymers, in the form of resins or thermoplastic fibers, are proving to b e more practical than sol­ vents, says Emery. They can be ap­ plied to the fibers in the sheet as dis­ persions, as solutions, or as fibers. Desired properties of the final prod­ uct will direct the choice of binder, its form, and its concentration. For example, Emery explains that the optimum concentration of one type of dispersion-applied polyamide binder for maximum tear strength is 2 0 % . But when the same binder is used in the form of thermoplastic fiber, maxi­ mum tear strength is achieved at a con­ centration of 10%. And while tear strength is maximum at 20% concentra­ tion of dispersed polyamide binder, tensile strength reaches a maximum at 30%. ί Thermoplastic Bonding· Interest­ ing and promising results have been

achieved by using fibers with lower melting points than the fibers to be bonded, says the D u Pont spokesman. With this technique, binder fibers are blended with base fibers in the slurry before sheet formation. Bonding i s ac­ complished b y hot pressing the sheet at the end of the dryer section of the papermaking machine. Most of D u Pont's work t o date on thermoplastic fiber-bonded papers has been done with Dacron polyester fiber and binders of experimental polyester fibers which have melting points 80° to 150° F. below that of conventional Dacron. Tensile strength and elonga­ tion of this synthetic fiber paper in­ crease with the content of the ther­ moplastic fiber, reaching a maximum at about 4 0 % . Burst strength also in­ creases t o a maximum at about 309fc thermoplastic fiber content. Tear strength i s inversely proportional t o the thermoplastic fiber content. Fiber length is another important variable. Short fibers make a better slurry, while long fibers improve the physical properties of the finished sheet. Fiber length of about one-quarter inch appears t o give the best balance be­ tween paper properties and ease of handling. • Pilot Plant Studies. Conclusions resulting from pilot plant studies i n which D u Pont cooperated with six different paper manufacturers include these: • Mechanical cutting of t h e fibers t o proper length eliminates the beating operation. This should result in sub­ stantial savings in time, power, and equipment for the manufacturer. • Waterleaf strength of 100% synthetic fiber sheets i s low compared with wood pulp. Techniques found t o overcome this problem: addition of resins t o the finish; addition of wood pulp; the elim­ ination of the gap between the couch roll and the dryer felt by use of a pick­ up felt. • Experimental runs of 100% synthetic fibers had been made o n regular Fourdrinier machines, tri-wire type Fourdrinier machines, Rotoformers, and cylinder machines. Most difficult were cylinder machines because of the ex­ treme freeness of fibers. MARCH

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• Because the dry web strength of 100% synthetic-fiber paper is not sufficient to carry it through the dryer section of the papermaking machine, it is neces­ sary to apply some binder to the wet web. • The impregnated sheet is dried in a conventional manner. As the water evaporates, the binder tends to con­ centrate at the crossover points of the fibers. This provides sufficient strength to carry the sheet through the dryers. Bonding process is completed by heat and pressure i n calender or press. • Potential Uses. Most promising potential uses according to Du Pont people include: paper-like structures for electrical insulation, high-pressure laminate reinforcement, map and chart paper, tracing paper and cloth; fabric­ like structures for nitration, tarpaulins, coated fabrics, laundry press covers, electrical tapes; and felt-like structures for low-pressure laminate reinforcing batts, laundry press pads, filter felts. In the home furnishings and apparel market there are these additional poten­ tial uses: draperies, carpet backings, linings, interlinings, shoe fabrics, and special clothing applications. "The unique physical and functional properties of papers prepared from nylon, Dacron polyester fiber, and Or­ ion acrylic fiber, and from blends of those fibers with wood pulp, should per­ mit their use i n many areas where paper is not normally used," concludes Emery. Tests made during the past year showed that b y adding 25% nylon to a pulp bonded with polyamide binder, the tear strength of die paper was im­

proved 3 V 2 times and die fold en­ durance 42 times. Tear strength of 100% nylon paper on the average is 1 4 times greater than cellulosic paper bonded with the same resin, and the fold endurance is more than 7 5 times greater, Emery says. A technical report on the synthetic fiber paper developments was presented before the recent meeting of the Technic *. Association of die Pulp and Paper Industry i n N e w York by Emery and his Du Pont associates, J. Donald Howell and Seymour Sands.

• Concentrated liquid fertilizer for lawn and garden use, Shur-Green, will b e offered to most areas in Midwest this spring, according to manufacturer, Continental Fertilizer. New product has been fully tested for two years, company says. It may be applied as turf or soil is watered; 1 gallon is said t o be sufficient t o fertilize 2000 sq. ft. CS2 • The Lockrey Co· is now offering its Liqui-Moly (MoS 2 ) lubricants in a stabilized form so that uiey may be used in severe applications involving extremes of temperature, pressure, speed, and exposure. A new buffer, called Stabilex, prevents the formation of any free acid, company says, and also protects oil in which the MoS 2 is sus­ pended from oxidation or acidity in use. CS 3 ί Contact cement, called Stix-Crip, makes it possible to adhere plastic lami­ nates such as Formica, Consoweld, and

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