- High brightness
- Enhanced opacity
- Reduced TiO2 consumption
- Improved printability
Alphatex™ is a high brightness, calcined clay used for coating and filling applications in paper and board where high brightness and opacity are required.
Alphatex™ 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.
Alphatex™ provides excellent light scatter and will reduce the need for titanium dioxide (TiO2).
In filling applications, Alphatex™ improves:
- Print appearance
- Strike through
Used as a coating pigment, Aphatex™ improves:
- Print properties
Alphatex™ is a valuable component in the production of:
- Specialty papers
- Coated groundwood and freesheet
- Coated cartonboard
- White top and mottled linerboard
- Uncoated freesheet
We offer a full range of bespoke formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.