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Heliocote® Your ideal solution for rotogravure coatings applications

Our Helicote® range has been specifically designed for rotogravure coatings applications.


  • Reduces core bursts and crepe wrinkles, improving printing press runnability 
  • Improves smoothness, lowering surface friction and enabling jumbo roll production
  • Strengthens resistance to fold breaks during reel changes reducing broke levels
  • Maximizes ink transfer, bringing better image quality in the halftone area and reducing missing dots
  • Allows increased usage of high brightness pigments- including calcium carbonate-in coating formulations in mills operating under alkaline conditions 
  • Gives low high shear viscosity, allowing higher solids and improved fiber coverage-crucial for mail order catalogs and ULWC papers
  • Gives good coating hold-out 

The excellent runnability of our rotogravure coating talcs match the high production speeds used at LWC plants and print houses.

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.

Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help

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