Sizing Agents

Paper & Water

Application Areas

Methacrylate monomers for Paper & Water


Sizes are primarily used to make the paper more resistant to water and other liquids, and to control ink spread. Additional benefits are increased dry strength, less dusting, improved surface strength and enhanced smoothness. Cationic polymers used as surface sizes are often based on styrene acrylic emulsions. Besides our basic methacrylates VISIOMER® MMA, GMAA, n-BMA and i-BMA, the amino-functionalized methacrylates we propose – DMAPMA, VISIOMER® MADAME™, TMAEMC and MAPTAC – deliver key added value in these applications.