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Overview of flash calcined kaolin
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.
BASF's fine particle size extenders are used extensively in water-reducible industrial coatings where TiO2 is the sole prime pigment. Even greater savings are possible by using BASF's kaolins in colored water-reducible coatings without sacrificing color quality.
ASP® 170 is a fine particle size, high brightness extender offering excellent dispersion and coatings performance in a wide range of resins and coating systems. Its unique extender properties suggest that it should be particularly valuable as an extender for high cost colorant in industrial coatings.
Pultrusion is a process for processing plastic materials that is similar to extrusion. Both yield continuous profiles by forcing material through dies configured to the desired profiles.
BASF is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high quality mineral products for the paint and coatings industry. Our surface and materials science expertise has led to the development of a family of products that improve performance and lower cost.
Benefits of using highly delaminated grades of hydrous kaolin in tire inner lining include: improved air permeability resistance, improved tear and puncture resistance, reduced chemical degradation of the tire, increased tire durability and decreased tire weight by reducing gauge of inner lining.
BASF MetaMax® High Reactivity Metakaolin (HRM) is an ultrafine pozzolan that enhances the strength, durability, and workability of portland cement concrete and cement-based products. Unlike most highly reactive pozzolanic materials, MetaMax® HRM is a bright white powder.
In plastics, ASP®, SATINTONE® and TRANSLINK® specialty aluminum silicates provide many features, including excellent reinforcement, electrical insulative properties, TiO2 extension and improved polymer processability.
Satintone® LE is a specialty calcined kaolin, specifically designed for use in wire and cable applications. It was engineered with the intent to be used in medium voltage EPDM cable applications with an appropriate level of silane in the formulation. Satintone LE is highly pulverized for ease of dispersion.
Satintone® SP33 is derived from a high purity, water-washed hydrous kaolin, calcined to impart excellent insulating properties in PVC compounds. It is highly pulverized to provide excellent dispersion in polymeric compounds. Water-washed kaolin feed results in low residue, low soluble salts, and consistent quality.
The quality and durability of the cable insulation directly affects the performance and dependability of the cable products. BASF has developed Translink 37 and Translink 77 surface-treated mineral reinforcements for optimum electrical and physical performance - even at high stress with elevated moisture and temperature levels - for the electric cable insulation industry.
Surface-modified calcined kaolin is a widely used mineral in nylon to provide an optimal balance of impact resistance, tensile strength and stiffness, as well as dimensional stability. Formulating nylon with BASF's Translink 445 and Translink 555 reinforcements allows compounders to achieve a balance of performance characteristics that are difficult to obtain with unfilled systems or with other mineral reinforcements.