Paper thin markets? A look at PCC in paper

By IM Staff
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...

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