Characterization of thin pigment coating layers produced by foam coating

Eija Kenttä, Karita Kinnunen, Tuomo Hjelt

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    Foam coating technique has shown to be a promising method for applying a thin pigment layer of nanoparticles on a paper web. The interest in applying a low coat weight coating layer is to create new functional surfaces using small amounts of new, typically expensive nanoparticles. The characterisation of thin pigment layer properties is more demanding than analysing traditional pigment coatings layers because of the low layer thickness of 1 µm or less with a coat weight of between 0.3 and 2 g/m2. This characterisation requires surface sensitive measuring techniques and a combination of different microscopic and spectroscopic surface analyses. In this study, the pigment layer structure and chemical properties of nanosilica-coated paper were analysed. The results were utilised in the development of the foam coating process
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication12th TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Co-located with the 16th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium, ISCST 2012
    Pages113 - 122
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium - Atlanta, United States
    Duration: 10 Sept 201212 Sept 2012


    Conference12th TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • foam coating
    • silica
    • nanoparticle
    • SEM
    • X-ray mapping
    • surface properties


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