Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Paper Science and Engineering


Several coatings colors were prepared and applied. The coated sheets were tested with great emphasis on keeping the conditions constant throughout the course of the experimental work. The study utilized several types of insolubilizers: urea formaldehyde, melamine formaldehyde, glyoxal and latex. Two types of starches were also used: regular and cationic.

Results showed the importance of drying on wet rub development of both urea and malamine formaldehyde as compared to latex and glyoxal. Results also proved the superiority of using insolubilizer additions with cationic starch rather than regular starch.

Glyoxal and latex were superior choices to urea and malamine formaldehyde, even with lower amounts.