The desire to satisfy the needs and expectations of customers is at the heart of Solenis’ culture of innovation. For more than 100 years we have been successful in creating and delivering novel solutions to meet the ever-changing market needs and challenges our industrial customers face. Leveraging our technical expertise in water treatment and process chemistries, our global technology team uses customer feedback along with on-going market and global economic analysis to consistently deliver new-to-the world innovations and next generation technologies.
Read about a few of our recent innovations below or explore our Industries section to learn about some of the other innovations we’ve brought to market.
Papermakers typically use fresh starch to increase the strength of recycled fibers, even though starch from the original manufacturing process is present in the furnish. Now, with the introduction of Solenis’ patented Biobond program, the majority of incoming starch can be preserved, reused and recycled, significantly reducing input costs in paper production. Further, all of the negatives associated with dissolved starch in the system are eliminated, improving productivity and paper quality.
Dimension™ corn oil extraction aids enable fuel ethanol producers to significantly increase their production of corn oil — a valuable coproduct — by improving the release of oil during mechanical extraction. The extraction aids not only allow for increased corn oil production but also reduce solids in the oil, resulting in cleaner, higher-quality oil. Notably, the extraction aids have enabled a number of ethanol plants to produce up to 400% more corn oil, thereby improving their profit potential.
Challenged to develop a new product that would allow tissue producers to improve sheet strength without negatively affecting sheet softness, Solenis’ R&D team recently delivered a truly unique solution to the marketplace. The new dry strength additive—Hercobond™ 7550—allows tissue producers not only to improve sheet strength without affecting sheet rigidity or softness but also, in some instances, to increase productivity, to reduce energy costs, or to reduce furnish costs.
ClearPoint℠ biofilm detection and control program is a one-of-a-kind microbiological control solution for industrial cooling towers. This novel program brings together a new-to-the-world monitoring device, proprietary chemistry and expert service to provide a comprehensive safeguard against biofilm. The monitoring device employs an advanced ultrasonic probe to detect biofilm growth earlier than other commercially available technologies, allowing corrective action to be taken before biofilm becomes an issue.
Scaling in ore processing circuits can negatively affect mill production and profitability. Scaling can also be difficult to control, especially under high temperature, low pH or high solids conditions. Unlike many competitive antiscalant chemistries, Solenis’ newest Zalta™ antiscalants effectively reduce scale formation even under these extreme conditions. And, when paired with Solenis’ OnGuard™ 3S analyzer, a Zalta program can be monitored remotely in real-time to verify performance.