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Specialty papers

SPECIALTY PAPERS A wide range of minerals to add value to specialty papers

The Imerys product portfolio addresses the specific needs and rigorous quality requirements of the specialty paper market including release liners, label paper, thermal paper, laminating paper, cigarette paper and friction paper.

We offer a wide range of products differing in shape factor, particle size distribution and brightness to suit all paper application needs:

  • Our Capim Brazilian clays are the ideal choice for coatings for silicone release base papers, where they provide excellent coating coverage and low sheet porosity to improve silicone hold-out.
  •  Therma-Print is a calcined kaolin for direct thermal and thermal transfer paper coatings designed to improve coating coverage, control ink absorbency and improve thermal print properties.
  • Diatomaceous earth (DE) and silicon carbide are used in friction papers to gain a controlled level of surface roughness. Applications include friction paper for auto transmissions and clutches.

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.

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