Sappi Valida - S231C

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Sappi Valida - S231C Fibrillated cellulose in water suspension. Valida S231C is derived from wood pulp that has been sourced from sustainably managed forests. The product is a multifunctional bio-based additive which can be widely used in waterborne coatings, Inks, adhesives to provide unique rheological and physical properties.

Chemical Family: Cellulose & Cellulosics

Labeling Claims: Bio-based, Biodegradable

Physical Form: Paste

Synonyms: Hydroxycellulose, Pyrocellulose

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
CASE Ingredients Features

Applications & Uses

Adhesive & Sealant End Applications
Coating End Applications
Ink & Toner End Applications
Dosage Guideline

The optimal dosage Sappi Valida - S231C depends on the required functionality, as well as the nature of the other ingredients in the formulation. Note that adding Valida S231C will not result in an immediate thickening effect. The primary functionality of Sappi Valida - S231C is stabilization at low viscosity. A combination of Sappi Valida - S231C and a thickener is recommended when a ‘gel-like’ system is required.

Valida grade Composition (wt.%) Sappi Valida - S231C /Total Formulation (g/g) Active content (g/g Formulation) The amount of water introduced to the formulation by Valida (g/g)
Sappi Valida - S231C 8 ± 0.5% Cellulose 1.00% 0.08% 0.92%
92 ± 0.5% Water 3.00% 0.24% 2.76%
  5.00% 0.40% 4.60%
  12.50% 1.00% 11.50%
Handling Infomation

Dispersion Guidance: A good dispersion of Valida S231C is critical to utilize its full benefits. We recommend to introduce Valida S231C at an early process step, preferably dispersing Valida S231C together with other fillers or pigments via grinding or high shear mixing.


Physical Form
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Solid Content7.5 - 8.5%ESTM 9302
Viscosity (of 1.0%, at 20 °C, 100s-1) min. 520mPa.sESTM 5303
pH Value (at 1% suspension)7.0 - 9.0-pH Meter
Total Finesmin. 91%ESTM 9003

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Rheology Data

Result Data

3ITT Data – Sappi Valida - S231C
Sappi Valida - S231C dosage: 1% active content

  • 1st point:7.646E+04 mPa s
  • last point: 6.939E+04 mPa•s

Analvsis: Delta=139.2 % after t=30

Anton Paar RheoCompass

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

Vacuum plastic bags in cardboard boxes (2 bags per box, 20 kg net weight) on pallets.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage Condition

Recommended storage condition: ambient or lower, and avoid freezing and direct exposure to sunlight, the product has a shelf life of 24 months from date of production. Once open, containers or bags containing Sappi Valida - S231C should be re-sealed to avoid moisture loss and used within 3 months.