Archroma Launches Leucophor SKH Liquid Paper Brightener for Colorlok Grades

Dec. 10, 2013 - Archroma has launched Leucophor® SKH liquid, an optical brightening agent (OBA) engineered for ColorLok® grades of office paper.

According to Archroma, Leucophor SKH is a urea-free, hexasulfonated OBA capable of delivering the highest levels of brightness.

"Archroma’s Paper Solutions Business constantly improves and innovates both its products and services based on market needs," said Andrew Jackson, Global Head Product Management OBA at Archroma. "Leucophor SKH is an exciting development; it brings to market a new solution for achieving high brightness in ColorLok papers at an affordable price. We look forward to working together with our customers to use this innovative OBA technology to bring down application costs.”

Leucophor SKH is currently available in the United States, with rollout in Canada and Latin America expected to follow shortly. It is anticipated that Leucophor SKH will be available in Europe from mid-2014, Archroma said.

ColorLok technology is a new standard developed by HP and International Paper that improves ink drying speed and definition on office papers, creating extra sharpness, bolder blacks and more vivid colors. ColorLok grades of paper are compatible with inkjet, laser and copier machines.

Archroma, the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, is a global color and specialty chemicals company. To learn more visit: www.archroma.com

SOURCE: Archroma