This page represents Novel’s Preferred Partners. By representing many manufacturers, Novel is able to provide customized solutions across North America. The following suppliers have been granted “preferred” status by Novel based on industry leading development, an excellent safety record, and a history of delivering quality materials. Please visit our Contact Us page for more information on how to become a Novel Preferred Partner.
International Additive Concepts Inc. (IAC) was Novel’s first manufacturing partner and continues to deliver innovative technology on a continuous basis. IAC specializes in taking a historically inefficient papermaking wet end additive (commodity starch) and engineering a highly effective strength and fine particle retention strategy.
IAC also specializes in sustainable starches that improve papermachine dewatering, reduce fiber usage, and minimize or eliminate steam usage. Additionally, IAC’s DynaSol and DynaSize line of materials provide optimal sheet surface properties and class-leading ASA emulsion quality.
Aurora Specialty Chemistries (ASC) produces the industries most effective polymers…period. By partnering with ASC, Novel offers the opportunity to not only deliver the most effective retention and drainage program possible, but deliver these solutions at discounts of 25-40% that of conventional commodity specialty chemical suppliers.
ASC’s line of Impact VOC free polymers provide emulsion polymer performance while improving mill sustainability and improving operating costs. In our experience no other line of VOC free polymer even comes close.
In addition to retention and drainage polymers, ASC provides the opportunity to supply customized chemical solutions for every aspect of the papermaking process.
DuBois Chemicals is an excellent example of a Novel partner. DuBois is the only major paper chemical manufacturer focused on innovating cleaning technologies. DuBois has been manufacturing chemicals for more than 90 years and continues to deliver the most effective line of cleaning technology in the marketplace today.
DuPulseTM is a patented DuBois technology that leverages the natural energy used to clean papermachine clothing every day to create a highly effective program that reduces water consumption and improves machine performance.
The AltroxTM line of cleaning materials are effective at cleaning common coating materials, wet strength resin (WSR), and many other materials. DuBois offers a complete line of cleaning technologies to accommodate most any possible mill need.
Dixie Chemical (Dixie) is a US based manufacturer of alkenyl succinic anhydride (ASA) and recognized globally as the industry leader in wet end sizing. The name Dixie in ASA is synonymous with quality and performance as demonstrated by their line of unrivaled ASA chemistries. From pure C16 to C18 high performance ASA and specialized blends, Dixie boasts the most linear carbon chain, lowest free acid, and highest purity ASA size in the industry.
Through our preferred partnership with Dixie Chemical, Novel is able to deliver the highest performing – lowest total cost ASA sizing solutions in the industry.