Global trends of mineral pigments in paper

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Published: Friday, 27 June 2014

The digital age has seen the demand for coated paper decreasing in established markets while developing regions have shown growth. Ian Wilson and Larry Lai look at trends in paper and coated board, and what this means for mineral pigments like calcium carbonate, talc and kaolin.

By Ian Wilson, Larry Lai*

There are a large number of mineral pigments used in paper, including calcium carbonate (GCC and PCC), kaolin and talc. The digital age has seen the demand for coated paper decreasing in established markets (North America and Western Europe) and has shown growth in developing markets...

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