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Calcined/Hydrous/Surface Modified Kaolins


Ultragloss, Miragloss, Ansilex, HT Clay, Nuclay, ASP, Satintone, Translink

Brief Description


Kaolin is derived from the mineral Kaolinite which comes from the Earth’s crust. It is an aluminum silicate represented as Al2O3•2SiO2•2H2O. Kaolin products can be used in a wide variety of applications like architectural and industrial coatings, construction, rubbers, plastics, packaging and papers.

Packaging and Board-

BASF offers a complete line of calcined and hydrous kaolin clays to meet the most stringent needs of the coated board industry. BASF's kaolins allow board producers to obtain maximum quality at minimum cost to produce the opacity, brightness, gloss, and printability needed in a variety of applications.

Printing and Writing Paper-

BASF offers an exceptionally broad line of kaolin-based pigments that give papermakers the coating and filler pigment solutions they need to optimize paper properties and maximize value. It offers glossing, coating, delaminated, specialty, inkjet, calcined and filler grades, as well as metering size press (MSP) grades. BASF pigments help mills operate more efficiently and produce higher quality paper

Coatings and Paint-

Kaolin improves performance, lower costs and increase efficiency of products and processes in the coatings and ink industries. For example, BASF kaolins can provide excellent titanium dioxide extension, brighter colors, increased gloss control, dispersion, stain resistance and pigment holdout, and our calcined grades are known for good hiding, tint strength and scrub resistance in paints & inks .

Engineering Plastics- For better mechanical strength coated Calcined kaolins are used .

Wire & Cable - PVC Cable Compounds and EPDM rubber cables use calcined kaolin for electrical insulation .

Tire - Kaolins are used for Tire inner liner for improving Air-permeability resistance for tubeless tires .

User Industries

Paint, Inks, Coatings, Plastics, Wire & Cable, Tire, Paper

Principal / Supplier

BASF Corporation, USA

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