Pulp & Paper

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.


Performance that's worth the paper it's printed on.

Paper manufacturers around the world rely on BASF kaolin-based coating and filler pigment solutions, ones that improve their products and lower production costs.

Our additives are used to improve a number of characteristics, such as opacity, brightness, ink receptivity and printability, as well as to enhance paper processing efficiency.

And finally, we work to ensure mills gain the most benefit from our pigments, from help in finding the right grade, to offering specialized testing, to evaluating coating formulations in the mill.

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