ASP® for Thermal Paper

Standard & Premium Brightness for Thermal Paper

BASF Kaolin provides a range of ASP® hydrous kaolin grades designed specifically for the thermal paper market. Using kaolin-based topcoats helps prevent head deposits on the thermal paper print heads.

 

 

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ASP 079 Technical Datasheet

Premium brightness kaolin for thermal paper

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ASP 109 Technical Datasheet

Standard brightness kaolin for thermal paper

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ASP 179 Technical Datasheet

Premium brightness kaolin for thermal paper

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ASP 609 Technical Datasheet

Standard brightness kaolin for thermal paper

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ASP 809 Technical Datasheet

Coarse Particle Size Delaminated Kaolin

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ASP G99 Technical Datasheet

Premium brightness kaolin for thermal paper

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ASP Hydrous Kaolin for Thermal Paper Applications

BASF Kaolin’s portfolio provides papermakers with a range of solutions for the thermal paper market. We offer several different hydrous kaolins exclusively for the thermal market, in a variety of particle sizes and brightnesses.

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ASP NC X-9 Technical Datasheet

Standard brightness delaminated kaolin for thermal paper

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Products in the ASP® for Thermal Paper family

ASP® 079

Premium brightness kaolin for thermal paper

Ease of dispersion and handling make this kaolin well-suited for various converting operations.  The good rheology, fine particle size distribution, high brightness and whiteness of ASP 079 can be used enhance functionality and aesthetics in thermal pers (both direct and indirect).

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

90%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

92%<1µm

PH LEVEL

7

ASP® 109

Standard brightness kaolin for thermal paper

ASP 109 can be dispersed in water at solids concentrations of 70% or higher depending on the equipment. Ease of dispersion and handling make this kaolin well-suited for various converting operations. The good rheology, fine particle size distribution, consistent brightness can be used to enhance functionality and aesthetics in thermal papers (both direct and transfer).

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

87%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

2.0µm

PH LEVEL

7

ASP® 179

Premium brightness kaolin for thermal paper

ASP 179 kaolin is a premium brightness, fine particle size kaolin.  It is produced from select crudes that are subjected to fractionation and benefication processes to control particle size distribution and achieve a premium brightness level.

 

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

90%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

92%<2µm

PH LEVEL

7

ASP® 609

Standard brightness kaolin for thermal paper

ASP® 609 kaolin is a standard brightness kaolin product.  The crude utilized in the production of ASP 609 is subjected to fractionation to control particle size distribution and to beneficiation processes to ensure consistent brightness.

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

86%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

2.0µm

PH LEVEL

7

ASP® 809

Coarse Particle Size Delaminated Kaolin

ASP 809 is a coarse particle size delaminated coating kaolin. ASP 809 is produced from selected coarse particle size kaolins that are mechanically delaminated, which separates stacked kaolin booklets into individual platelets. Fractionation and beneficiation processes are employed to control particle size and brightness.

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

85%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

50%<2µm

PH LEVEL

7

ASP® G99

Premium brightness kaolin for thermal paper

ASP G99 is a premium brightness ultra-fine particle size pigment.  It is processed using BASF patented technology that produces a very fine particle size distribution.  Using ASP G99 can be a cost-effective means to achieve the desired properties of the top coat in thermal paper without interfering with the print quality.

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

90%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

70%<0.3µm

PH LEVEL

7

ASP® NC X-9

Delaminated kaolin for thermal paper

ASP® NC-X9 kaolin is a standard particle size delaminated coating pigment.  It is produced from selected coarse particle size kaolin crudes that are mechanically delaminated, which separates stacked kaolin booklets into individual platelets and creates a high aspect ratio. 

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

88%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

80%<2µm

PH LEVEL

7

 

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