In co-operation with the University of Helsinki and the University of Joensuu, VTT has developed starch based non-mineral paper pigments to replace mineral pigments. Pilot scale coating and filler trials were performed at the Western Michigan University pilot facilities. Coating results with developed starch pigments show that the novel non-mineral pigments have a potential to give good surface properties for coated paper grades. The filler trials show that paper strength properties can be improved without having an influence on other paper properties.
|Title of host publication||Pira International Conference Proceedings, Fillers & Pigment for Papermakers 2005|
|Publisher||Pira International Ltd|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||5th International Scientific and Technical Advances in Fillers and Pigments for Papermakers - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 2 Jun 2005 → 3 Jun 2005
|Conference||5th International Scientific and Technical Advances in Fillers and Pigments for Papermakers|
|Period||2/06/05 → 3/06/05|
Saari, J., Kataja, K., Qvintus-Leino, P., Kuutti, L., Peltonen, S., Mikkonen, H., & Joyce, M. (2005). Development of non-mineral starch based pigments 6 fillers: Trials with developed non-mineral starch based pigments and fillers. In Pira International Conference Proceedings, Fillers & Pigment for Papermakers 2005 Pira International Ltd.