Calcined kaolin for paper
We create chemistry that makes paper love printing
Simply stated, paper is coated to improve print quality and reduce costs. Kaolin products are more affordable than fiber and other paper ingredients; hence lower costs. But functionally, paper is coated to improve smoothness, porosity, opacity, brightness, whiteness, ink receptivity and many other properties. BASF produces a number of products to enhance brightness and whiteness so the color of ink is maintained when applied to paper. BASF has a broad product portfolio to meet the papermakers' and printers' needs. Because at BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future.
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Premium brightness calcined kaolin
Ansilex® 93 calcined kaolin has high brightness with fine particle size. The unique coating morphology (bulk and porosity) generated by Ansilex® 93 enhances aesthetics and printability. It is ideal for improving opacity, brightness, smoothness, ink receptivity, blister resistance, glueability, binder migration and printability. As a paper filler, Ansilex® 93 imparts cost-effective opacity and brightness in wood free and mechanical pulp furnishes.
|AVG. PARTICLE SIZE||88% <2µm|
Ultra high brightness calcined kaolin
Luminex® calcined kaolin has ultra-high brightness with fine particle size. Luminex® imparts the highest degree of sheet brightness and whiteness in a wide range of pulps and is particularly effective in unbleached, medium bleached or recycled-fiber pulps. In a coating formulation, the unique morphology (bulk and porosity) generated by Luminex®enhances aesthetics and printability. Luminex® delivers exceptional paper and paperboard brightness and shade, opacity, smoothness, ink receptivity and resistance to print show-through. Its high brightness and outstanding shade properties in combination with high opacifying capabilities make it a cost effective partial replacement for titanium dioxide.
|AVG. PARTICLE SIZE||85% <2µm|