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Suzhou Piaozhihua Composite Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Piao Zhihua is a private company specializing in the production of high-grade self-adhesive labels, integrating research and development, production, sales and after-sales services. As China Wholesale Glassine Paper Manufacturers and Glassine Paper Factory.With a full range of production lines, including gluing, laminating and cutting, and an annual production capacity of more than 280 million square meters, we are among the top 10 companies in China for self-adhesive products.

With excellent technology, high-quality products and diverse offerings, we have earned a high degree of influence and brand awareness in both domestic and international markets, while building nationwide coverage of product sales outlets with a positive and progressive mindset.

In China, there are direct sales networks in Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Harbin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Changsha, Beijing and dozens of franchise chains. To further establish the status of the "PUODEHUA" brand in the international arena, we have built a marketing network in dozens of countries and regions such as the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, the Middle East and so on, covering Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and other regions, and have become a long-term stable supplier.

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Industry Introduction

How to prepare the pulp of Glassine Paper?

The preparation of pulp for glassine paper involves several steps to create a fine and uniform fiber material that can be used in the papermaking process. Here's a general overview of how pulp is prepared for making glassine paper:

Raw Material Selection: The first step is to select the raw materials that will be used to produce the pulp. Common sources of pulp include wood fibers (usually from softwood or hardwood trees), cotton fibers, or a blend of different fiber sources. The choice of raw material can affect the quality and characteristics of the glassine paper.

Pulping: The selected raw material is then subjected to a pulping process to break down the fibers and separate them from other components, such as lignin and hemicellulose. There are two primary methods of pulping:

Chemical Pulping: In chemical pulping, chemicals are used to break down the lignin and other non-cellulosic components in the raw material. The most common forms of chemical pulping are the kraft and sulfite processes. These processes involve cooking the raw material with chemicals, followed by mechanical refining to separate the fibers.

Mechanical Pulping: Mechanical pulping relies on mechanical action, such as grinding or refining, to separate the fibers. While this method is more energy-efficient, it tends to produce shorter fibers and may result in a less durable paper. Mechanical pulping is less commonly used for glassine paper.

Bleaching (Optional): Depending on the desired whiteness and purity of the final glassine paper, the pulp may undergo a bleaching process to remove any residual lignin and coloration. Chlorine-based or chlorine-free bleaching agents may be used.

Refining: The pulped fibers are further refined through mechanical processes to create a fine, uniform fiber material. This refining step helps improve the quality and strength of the paper.

Formation of Paper Slurry: The refined pulp is mixed with water to create a paper pulp slurry. The consistency and quality of this slurry are carefully controlled to ensure that the paper will have the desired characteristics.

Papermaking: The paper pulp slurry is then introduced into the papermaking machine, where it is spread evenly onto a moving wire or mesh. As water drains from the slurry, the fibers bond together to form a wet paper sheet.

Calendering: After formation, the wet paper sheet goes through a calendering process, where it is passed through heavy rollers under pressure. This process smooths the paper and gives it its characteristic glassine smoothness and transparency.

Drying: The wet paper sheet is dried using hot air or by contact with heated cylinders to remove moisture and ensure that the paper becomes dry and stable.

Coating (Optional): Glassine paper may be coated with a thin layer of silicone to enhance its grease resistance and make it suitable for specific applications.

Cutting and Packaging: Once the paper is fully dried and coated (if applicable), it is cut into rolls or sheets of the desired size and packaged for distribution.

Why is the calendering process required during the manufacturing process of Glassine Paper?

The calendering process is an essential step in the manufacturing process of glassine paper for several important reasons:

Surface Smoothing: One of the primary objectives of calendering is to smooth the surface of the paper. Glassine paper is known for its exceptionally smooth and glossy finish. The calendering process compresses and evens out the paper surface, removing irregularities and creating a uniformly smooth texture. This smoothness is a distinctive characteristic of glassine paper and contributes to its unique appearance and properties.

Transparency Enhancement: Calendering also plays a crucial role in enhancing the transparency of glassine paper. By compressing the paper fibers and improving their alignment, calendering reduces light scattering within the paper, allowing more light to pass through the material. This transparency is a desirable feature for many applications, such as tracing paper, packaging, and artistic uses, where clear visibility or translucency is required.

Surface Gloss: The calendering process can impart a glossy or shiny appearance to the paper surface. This glossiness enhances the visual appeal of glassine paper and makes it particularly suitable for applications where a sleek and polished finish is desired.

Printability: The smooth, calendered surface of glassine paper is conducive to high-quality printing. It provides a stable and consistent surface for printing inks, allowing for sharp and vibrant graphics. This makes glassine paper suitable for various printing techniques, including offset printing and flexographic printing.

Enhanced Durability: Calendering can increase the paper's strength and durability by compacting the fibers and reducing porosity. This makes the paper more resistant to tearing, creasing, and damage during handling and use.

Improved Ink Adhesion: In addition to printability, the calendered surface promotes better adhesion of inks and coatings. This ensures that printed graphics and text adhere well to the paper, resulting in a crisp and professional appearance.

Uniform Thickness: Calendering helps maintain a consistent paper thickness across the entire sheet or roll. This uniformity is important for applications where precise thickness is required.

Enhanced Grease Resistance: While the primary purpose of calendering is to improve the paper's surface characteristics, it can also contribute to the paper's grease resistance, especially when used in combination with appropriate coatings.