Omya offers an extensive range of standard and specialty grades of Calcium Carbonate with different particle sizes and optical values for various coatings applications:
Calcium Carbonate is considered an essential component in coatings formulations due to its ability to enhance performance and reduce cost. The Calcium Carbonate grade selected can significantly influence decorative paint properties such as opacity, brightness, reflectance, workability and more. Our products contribute to functionality and cost savings in the formulation.
Industrial coatings are primarily used for protection against potentially adverse environmental conditions and represent attractive, valuable surfaces. They are typically formulated below critical pigment volume concentration and lower Calcium Carbonate levels. However, the selection of the specific Calcium Carbonate grade is still of great importance because of the potential impact on gloss, viscosity and durability. Besides its wide use in primers, Calcium Carbonate has become a suitable component in top coats, where high gloss and good gloss retention as well as low haze are required.
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