Using Washup Water as the Vehicle in Starch Based Corrugating Adhesive, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-44 (2001)
The use of washup water as the water portion of starch based corrugating adhesive provides an alternative to sewer elimination or an in-plant treatment of this source of industrial waste. Merely pumping it to the starch adhesive preparation area for use does not take into account the potential for adhesive performance degradation. Experience has demonstrated that when the adhesive has been formulated carelessly, washup water can shorten your adhesive’s potential usable pot-life and thus reduce manufacturing speeds. To be discussed are techniques to consider for the successful use of washup water as a component in starch based corrugating adhesive.