MCTRON is a leader in the paper industry, specializing in emulsion polymers, functional barrier coatings, thickeners, cross-linkers, waterproofing resins for corrugating adhesives, and much more.

MCTRON products include high-solid resins that are designed to be customer-specific as well as custom, machine-ready formulations manufactured to your exact requirements. Our PermaPel™ technology is a patent-pending acrylic polymer product line that offers unique water repellant and adhesion properties. MaxxThix® thickeners, Maxxacryl® acrylics, Maxxetate® vinyl acetate latex and MaxxaPel® water repellent size products are also core offerings.

Learn more about our products for the paper and corrugated industries:

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Paper Mill Products

Consider MCTRON products when formulating coatings for specialty paper applications. Our wide range of Maxxacryl® acrylic and styrene acrylic latexes, MaxxLink® crosslinkers, MaxxaPel® water repellents, MaxxSperse® dispersants, MaxxVol® polyvinyl alcohols, and MaxxThix® thickeners are available. Our experienced technologies stand ready to assist in selecting the right product for your particular need.

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    PermaPel® GA-74

    PermaPel® GA-74 is designed to incorporate our wash-durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC (rheology controlled) polymerization system with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating cross-linking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts Polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard to low energy substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum.

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    PermaPel® GA-74 Plus

    PermaPel® GA-74 Plus is designed to incorporate our wash durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC-controlled polymerization system, with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating cross-linking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts Polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard to wet substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum. It can be cross-linked with a non-formaldehyde generating system that allows for stronger cure.

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    PermaPel® GA-77

    PermaPel® GA-77 is a MCTRON polymer that has been designed to incorporate our wash durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC (rheology controlled) polymerization system with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating crosslinking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard-to-low energy substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum.

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    PermaPel® GR-48

    PermaPel® GR-48 is a water repellent styrene acrylic latex compounded with C6 Fluorochemicals to enhance hot oil and grease resistance. The base latex in this product is synthesized using our surfactant-free hard resin technology. This base polymer gives excellent adhesion to surfaces like foil, nylon and other hard to wet substrates. It is available in drums, totes and bulk. The product has a shelf life of 6 months and is FDA-compliant for direct and indirect food contact.

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    PermaPel® 2002-WR

    PermaPel® 2002-WR emulsion is a very soft, non-tacky binder that is a self-crosslinking, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this emulsion exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration and are also characterized by their superior water repellency. Use where flexibility, water repellency, wash durability and superior aging characteristics are required. It also adheres exceptionally to low energy surfaces.

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    PermaPel® 4073

    PermaPel® 4073 emulsion is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this emulsion are very soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. These films are also characterized by their superior water resistance. Use where flexibility, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    PermaPel® 6073

    PermaPel® 6073 emulsion is a very firm, formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this emulsion exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration and are characterized by their superior water repellency and adhesion to low energy surfaces. This polymer should be used where a firm film, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    PermaPel® 1075

    PermaPel® 1075 emulsion is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of PermaPel 1075 emulsions are soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. These films are also characterized by their superior water repellency. This polymer should be used where flexibility, water resistance, durability and superior aging characteristics are required.

MAXXACRYL
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    Maxxacryl® AC-3002

    Maxxacryl® AC-3002 is a 100% potassium hydroxide-neutralized acrylic emulsion designed for blending with concrete products. It is specifically designed as a polymer modifier for cement, providing excellent workability, flexibility and compressive strength. Addition of 5-15% dry on dry to Portland cement improves flexibility, strength and water resistance.

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    MaxxCoat® WR-1008

    MaxxCoat® WR-1008 is contiguous film of this product applied to liner board provides exceptional low 30-minute Cobb values of less than 10-g/m2 and slide angles in the mid-20’s.

MAXXTHIX
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    MaxxThix® MT-1

    MaxxThix® MT-1 is a high efficiency alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “short” and “buttery”.

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    MaxxThix® MT-2

    MaxxThix® MT-2 is an alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. It imparts a “yield point” to coatings formulated with it. This “yield point” minimizes the settling of fillers and causes minimal penetration of coatings formulated with it. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “long” and “elastic”.

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    MaxxThix® AT-17

    MaxxThix® AT 17 is an associative thickener, supplied as an easy-to-use alkali-swellable emulsion. It is designed for coatings with a “yield point” which flow readily under shear (such as brushing) yet which will not run (sag) when the shear is removed. Dyes thickened slightly with this product will not bleed through a paper towel. It keeps coatings on the surface of a substrate (minimal penetration).

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    MaxxThix® MT-107

    MaxxThix® MT-107 is a highly effective methyl-based sodium polyacrylate gum thickener for use in a multitude of compounding arenas. This product is a versatile, effective and efficient aqueous polymer solution with unique rheological properties for a host of varying applications. Uses include primary and secondary thickening of coatings, adhesives, grouts, dispersions, suspensions; thickening of liquid solutions applied by spray methods; and as protective colloids and particle coatings in specialty products.

MAXXLINK
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    MaxxLink® AZC

    MaxxLink® AZC is a formaldehyde-free crosslinker or insolubilizer for coatings based on latex or protein binders. It reacts rapidly during the process as water is removed from the coating and curing is complete. The curing is fast under alkaline conditions with no need for elevated temperatures resulting in excellent wet rub and crock properties.

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    MaxxLink® XLB-3000

    MaxxLink® XLB-3000 is a liquid borate based crosslinker developed for starch-based adhesives used in corrugated container board.

MAXXAPEL
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    MaxxaPel® 102

    MaxxaPel® 102 is a thermosetting water repellent and fluorochemical extender in emulsion form. It offers improved water impact penetration, spray ratings and hydrostatic pressure performance.

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    MaxxaPel® 1200

    MaxxaPel® 1200 is a concentrated thermosetting water repellent and fluorochemical extender in emulsion form that improves water impact penetration, spray ratings and hydrostatic pressure performance. It is supplied in prill form.

MAXXVOL
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    MaxxVol® 8803

    MaxxVol® 8803 is partially hydrolyzed ultra-low viscosity polyvinyl alcohol. It is used in a multitude of applications including, textile sizing, adhesives, pigment coatings and where forming properties are required.

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    MaxxVol® 9803

    MaxxVol® 9803 is fully hydrolyzed ultra-low viscosity polyvinyl alcohol. It is used in a multitude of applications including, paper sizing, adhesives, pigment coatings and where good strength and film forming properties are required.

MAXXSPERSE
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    MaxxSperse® 111

    MaxxSperse® 111 is a general purpose scale inhibitor and dispersant used in various aqueous systems. It exhibits outstanding performance in stabilizing pigment dispersions. It is highly effective in inhibiting scale deposits.

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    MaxxSperse® 1728

    MaxxSperse® 1728 is a highly effective, anionic polymeric dispersant for naturally occurring fillers such as TIO2, silica, calcium carbonate, clay slurries as well as fats and water insoluble entities. It has been found to be quite efficient at low usage levels making it an excellent choice for high solids systems.

MAXXBREAK
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    MaxxBreak® EB-410

    MaxxBreak® EB-410 is an ester-based, non-particle defoamer specially formulated to control foam and entrained air in higher temperature industrial processes and newsprint paper machines. It contains a synergistic blend of defoaming esters that rapidly displace foam-stabilizing surfactants within the foam lamella, causing rapid drainage of the film and foam destabilization.

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    MaxxBreak® MB-601

    MaxxBreak® MB-601 is a surfactant-based, non-particle defoamer specially formulated to control foam and entrained air in higher temperature industrial processes and newsprint paper machines. It contains a synergistic blend of defoaming surfactants that rapidly displace the foam stabilizing surfactants within the foam lamella, causing rapid drainage of the thin film and foam destabilization.

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    MaxxBreak® MB-610K

    MaxxBreak® MB-610K is a kosher grade aqueous organo–silicone antifoam emulsion formulated for a variety of industrial and food processing applications. It contains hydrophobic particles coupled with proprietary defoaming surfactants and spreading agents that facilitate penetration of the foam lamella, causing rapid drainage of the thin film and foam destabilization.

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    MaxxBreak® SE-010

    MaxxBreak® SE-010 is an aqueous organo-silicone defoaming/antifoam emulsion formulated for a variety of industrial processing applications. It contains hydrophobic particles coupled with proprietary defoaming surfactants and spreading agents that facilitate penetration of the foam lamella, causing rapid drainage of the thin film and foam destabilization.

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    MaxxBreak® SE-030

    MaxxBreak® SE-030 is an aqueous organo-silicone defoaming/antifoam emulsion formulated for a variety of industrial processing applications. It contains hydrophobic particles coupled with proprietary defoaming surfactants and spreading agents that facilitate penetration of the foam lamella, causing rapid drainage of the thin film and foam destabilization.

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    MaxxBreak® WB-2177

    MaxxBreak® WB-2177 is a high-performance water-based defoamer for use in a variety of applications. It is used to prevent entrainment of air and to break surface foam.

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Corrugating Products

Our commitment is to develop innovative products to satisfy the ever-growing demands of corrugated manufacturers. MCTRON’s MaxxLink® waterproofing resins have long been an industry standard for quality and performance. MaxxCoat® formulated coatings based our innovative technology.

MAXXLINK
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    MaxxLink® XL-4000

    MaxxLink® XL-4000 is a general-purpose ketone formaldehyde resin that is used as a versatile waterproofing agent for starch adhesives. It exhibits excellent performance characteristics providing superior water resistance and strong bonding properties. It has shown consistent performance across a variety of substrates and formulations.

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    MaxxLink® XL-5000

    MaxxLink® XL-5000 is a general-purpose ketone formaldehyde resin that is used as a versatile waterproofing agent for starch adhesives. It exhibits excellent performance characteristics providing superior water resistance and strong bonding properties. It has shown consistent performance across a variety of substrates and formulations.

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    MaxxLink® XL-6000

    MaxxLink® XL 6000 is a high-solids ketone formaldehyde resin that is used as a versatile waterproofing agent for starch adhesives. It exhibits excellent performance characteristics providing superior water resistance and strong bonding properties. It has shown consistent performance across a variety of substrates and formulations.

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    MaxxLink® XL-7200

    MaxxLink® XL-7200 is an ultra-high solids ketone formaldehyde resin that is used as a versatile waterproofing agent for starch adhesives. It exhibits excellent performance characteristics providing superior water resistance and strong bonding properties. It has shown consistent performance across a variety of substrates and formulations.

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    MaxxLink® XL-8020

    MaxxLink® XL-8020 is a thermosetting ketone aldehyde in aqueous solution, specially formulated to impart not only excellent water resistance to starch based corrugating adhesives but also maintains a superior green bond to the produced corrugated board and has a very low free-formaldehyde content.

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    MaxxLink® XL-8045

    MaxxLink® XL-8045 is a is a thermosetting ketone aldehyde in aqueous solution, specially formulated to impart not only excellent water resistance to starch based corrugating adhesives but also gives very good green bond to the produced corrugated board and in addition has a very low free formaldehyde content.

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    MaxxLink® XLB-3000

    MaxxLink® XLB-3000 is a liquid borate based crosslinker developed for starch-based adhesives used in corrugated container board.

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    PermaPel® GR-48

    PermaPel® GR-48 is a water repellent styrene acrylic latex compounded with C6 Fluorochemicals to enhance hot oil and grease resistance. The base latex in this product is synthesized using our surfactant-free hard resin technology. This base polymer gives excellent adhesion to surfaces like foil, nylon and other hard to wet substrates. It is available in drums, totes and bulk. The product has a shelf life of 6 months and is FDA-compliant for direct and indirect food contact.

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    MaxxCoat® WR-1008

    MaxxCoat® WR-1008 is contiguous film of this product applied to liner board provides exceptional low 30-minute Cobb values of less than 10-g/m2 and slide angles in the mid-20’s.

MAXXVOL
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    MaxxVol® 8803

    MaxxVol® 8803 is partially hydrolyzed ultra-low viscosity polyvinyl alcohol. It is used in a multitude of applications including, textile sizing, adhesives, pigment coatings and where forming properties are required.

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    MaxxVol® 9803

    MaxxVol® 9803 is fully hydrolyzed ultra-low viscosity polyvinyl alcohol. It is used in a multitude of applications including, paper sizing, adhesives, pigment coatings and where good strength and film forming properties are required.

MAXXSURF
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    MaxxSurf® D70-S

    MaxxSurf® D70-S is a user friendly, highly effective penetrating additive that is used at low concentrations to enhance starch adhesive penetration.