Paper Industry Applications

Optisil paper industry grades are designed to help paper manufacturers about the biggest problems they have to solve, saving costs and improving performance.

Optisil PP 90 and Optisil PP 90R are used in the filling and coating of paper. In filling, these unique products are mixed with the cellulose fiber and form an integral part of the paper sheet to give it body, color, opacity and printability. Also, they ensure high mechanical strength and resistance to abrasion. In coating of paper, Optisil is plated along with an adhesive on the paper’s surface to give high gloss, color, high opacity and greater printability. All improve the paper whiteness, smoothness, ink absorbancy, print fitness and glossiness.

Optisil grades help paper manufacturers save costs by extending high value ingredients or replacing them, e.g. TiO . Paper manufacturers generally use calcined kaolin about 20-30%.

Chemical components ratio (%)

SiO2 Al2O3 Fe2O3 TiO2 CaO Na2O K2O MgO
55 ± 2 45 ± 2  0.5 0.8 0.5 0.2  0.1 0.2

Applications

Printing and writing paper, wood free paper, wood containing paper, newsprint paper, packaging and board paper, kraft paper, recycled board, liner board, specialty paper, thermal paper, carbon paper, inkjet paper

Key benefits

  • High whiteness
  • High brightness
  • Low abrasion value
  • Opacity
  • Smoothness
  • Printability
  • Ink absorbency
  • Coating coverage
  • Can replace TiO fully 2
  • Cost effective

Typical properties

Items Optisil PP 90 Optisil PP 90R
Brightness (R457, min, %) 93 93
Particle size (≤2μ, %) 88±2 88±2
Residue on 325 mesh (%) ≤ 0.003 ≤ 0.003
Moisture (%) ≤ 0.5 ≤ 0.5
Oil absorption (g/100g) 65±5 70±5
Dispersibility (μm) ≤ 45 ≤ 45
Abrasion value (mg/100.000 times) ≤ 33 ≤ 33
pH 6.0-8.0 6.0-8.0
Density (g/cm􀐑) 2.7 2.7

Packaging

25 kgs multi layer paper/PE bag, 1000 kgs big bag.

Storage

Store in cool, dry and well ventilated areas. For more details, please refer to the material safety data sheet.