MTI's PCC products support TiO2 extension in paints & coatings

20 April 2012

Minerals Technologies Inc, has announced that it has launched three new precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) products for extension of titanium dioxide (TiO2) in paints and coatings applications.

Specialty Minerals Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies and a leader in mineral additives, has introduced ALBAFIL® T10 and ALBACAR® T10. These new products have been specifically designed with morphology and particle size to provide spacing and light-scattering properties in architectural paints and industrial coatings formulations. A 70% aqueous slurry version, ALBAFIL® S10, is also available for waterborne formulations. These products are very effective in semi-gloss, satin, egg-shell and flat paint formulations.

The morphology and particle size distribution allows for 10% replacement of TiO2 with minimal reduction of white brightness, opacity, hiding and gloss. In addition, there is little affect on the viscosity, scrub and stain resistance of the paints produced. Incorporating ALBAFIL® or ALBACAR® products provide performance and cost-effective solutions for paints and coatings applications.

"These new PCC offerings provide manufacturers of paints and coatings a more cost-effective alternative for their product formulations," said Joseph C Muscari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Minerals Technologies. "The development of these new products is a result of the company’s revitalised new product development process and our continuing initiatives to provide our customers with value-added alternatives and problem solutions."

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