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IMERYS Introduces Contour Xtreme Shape Engineered Kaolin for Paper Coating

Published on 2005-04-19. Author : SpecialChem

ATLANTA -- IMERYS introduces CONTOUR(TM) Xtreme to the global paper industry.

This new "fine platy pigment" is a unique new kaolin that provides synergy with carbonates, combining the benefits of platy clays and fine glossing clays.

Achieve superior glossing, coverage, brightness, strength and high print quality in the coated graphic paper and packaging markets.Add an extra dimension to structured coating design for better optical synergy, gloss and printability-- replacing expensive pigments like plastic pigment and TiO2.

Contour Xtreme, shape-engineered kaolin, is produced from Middle Georgia crudes.Breakthrough, patent-pending, technology has been made possible through the development of radically new pigment characterization methods and improved mining and processing techniques.

Contour Xtreme will be launched officially at the TAPPI Coating Conference in Toronto in April.

IMERYS - Pigments for Paper

IMERYS Pigments for Paper business group is a world leading producer of white pigments, manufacturing kaolin, ground calcium carbonate (GCC) and precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) at 44 plants in 19 countries.

The Pigments for Paper Group's portfolio of kaolin and calcium carbonate products are key components in coating and filling applications, increasing the value of paper and paperboard by enhancing its appearance and printed quality.

Papermakers around the world turn to Imerys for the performance characteristics that enable them to improve their products and lower their overall production costs .

Source: IMERYS Pigments


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