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Solenis' total mill Perspective
Helps mills Stay Competitive
A PAPER 360° STAFF REPORT
When Ashland Water Technologies needed a new name after the company
was sold in August 2014, it didn't have to look
far for inspiration. Drawing on its heritage
of delivering excellent customer service and
solving complex problems, it found an appropriate name in Solenis, which combines the
words solution and genesis and reinforces
the company's mission to be the source of
solutions for its customers.
Nowhere is this mission more clearly
demonstrated than in the pulp and paper
industry. Over the years, Solenis and its
legacy companies (Betz Laboratories, Drew,
Stockhausen, Hercules and Ashland Water
Technologies) have built a reputation for
delivering a full range of functional, process
and water treatment chemistries to paper
mills all over the world.
"We've been in business for nearly a hundred years, and we've always provided solutions to myriad challenges that paper and
pulp companies face, whether functional,
process or water," says Eric Popham, vice
president, Pulp and Paper North America.
"We have the technology, the people and
the science to be the water resource for our
clients. We don't just solve problems as they
come up - we help mills proactively address
challenges by delivering comprehensive and
integrated solutions that improve operational
efficiency and product quality."
EVERY DROP OF WATER,
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Solenis' water-treatment solutions support
every aspect of a mill's operations, enhancing its reliability, efficiency and profitability.
"We're thinking about how water can be
used to maximize production and minimize
costs from when the first drop of water enters
the facility," says Eugenia Erlij, market manager EMEA. "We follow it through until the
last drop leaves as wastewater, making sure as
much as possible has been reused and has the
lowest environmental impact. At every step,
we're doing whatever it takes to ensure that
water is being fully utilized as an essential
integrated element of every system."
For influent water, Solenis has developed
a wide portfolio of coagulants and flocculants for water clarity, and a range of processes and chemistries that address water
temperature, pH, alkalinity, turbidity and
color. The company also specializes in corrosion protection and microbiological control chemicals for cooling water and boiler
systems, including recovery boilers. And for
effluent water, Solenis offers an extensive
array of bioaugmentation technologies, antifoams, odor control chemicals, and dilution
and feeding systems to help mills remove
pollutants, minimize sludge handling and
disposal costs, recycle effluent or improve
These products, integrated with Solenis'
family of OnGuard™ monitoring and control equipment, help mills prevent water
treatment problems altogether or make
rapid course adjustments to minimize their
impact. Solenis' end-to-end approach helps
mills protect their assets, their products and
GREAT PRODUCTS, GREAT PEOPLE
A Solenis solution goes far beyond a portfolio
of chemicals and process and control equipment. "We're proud of the innovative technologies and chemistries we've created," Erlij says.
"But it's our pulp and paper specialists who
make us such a valuable resource for our clients.
They're the true foundation of what we do."
A far-reaching network of field specialists
work at sites all over the world and serve as
ambassadors of Solenis' total mill approach.
They visit their clients' mills whenever called
upon, and work closely with personnel to
understand the mill's needs, conduct investigative diagnostics and brainstorm comprehensive solutions that are specifically
tailored to the mill's particular challenges
(and advantages). Often, these field specialists are able to create and implement fully
effective solutions before leaving the mill.
"We're a partner to our clients," concludes Erlij.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2015
Over the Wire
Proud to be a Papermaker
Solenis’ Total Mill Perspective Helps Mills Stay Competitive
Maintaining Knife Gate Valves
An Automated Solution to the Kappa Number Test by Titration
Higher Alloyed Composite Tubes Make Recovery Boilers Safer and More Efficient
TAPPI Journal Summaries
New Leadership Model Focuses on Caring, Compassion
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2015