Paper thin markets? A look at PCC in paper
Published: Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Paper markets may be changing but the minerals used within them are still being used in the same way. Ian Wilson takes a look at precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and discuses producer developments in 2019.
Precipitated calcium carbonate, or PCC, is derived from
limestone, a fine-grained material that is generally greyish in
color due to its organic content.
If the limestone were crushed and fine ground, it would only
have a brightness of ~80 ISO (on a scale of 0-100), which is
too low for...