A thermally engineered pigment designed for high light scattering performance. Commonly used as a cost-effective replacement for TiO2 in many applications
Imerys calcined clays are structured clays that are formed by treating select hydrous clay at high temperatures to form agglomerates that have a controlled pore structure that maximises light scattering. Calcined clay is generally used as a cost-effective opacifier and high light scatter pigment that provides excellent fibre coverage and bulk to the coating layer. It has been successfully used for several decades as a TiO2 extender.
In filling applications, our calcined clays improve:
- Print appearance
Used as a coating pigment, Imerys calcined clays improve:
- Print properties
- Specialty papers
- Coated mechanical and coated wood-free
- Coated carton board
- White top and mottled linerboard
- Uncoated freesheet
Imerys calcined clay ranges
Alphatex is a high brightness, calcined clay used for coating and filling applications in paper and board where high brightness and opacity are required. It is made via a precisely controlled thermal process using a select kaolin feed. The resulting product has a controlled pore structure that maximizes light scattering.
Therma-Print™ is a calcined clay, designed to provide the right coating and surface structure for thermal transfer and thermally activated coated printing grades. Therma-Print improves coverage, absorbency and print properties.
Slurry and dry bulk form
Our calcined clays are available in slurry or dry bulk form that readily mixes in water to form a stable slurry. It is added along with other mineral coating formulation ingredients.