Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)

Specialty Minerals Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of PCCs, with an output of over 4 million tons of PCC each year. Some of SMI's PCC products for paper and paperboard filling and coating include Opacarb®, Megafil®, and Velacarb® precipitated calcium carbonates. For food, nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical and personal care products, the series of eight ViCALity® USP/FCC precipitated calcium carbonates and five CalEssence® ultra low lead PCCs are manufactured in Adams, Massachusetts, in the U.S. Five SturcalTM and Calopake® EP PCC healthcare grades are manufactured in Birmingham, U.K. A wide variety of polymeric and water-based industrial products use Albacar®, Albaglos®, Super-Pflex®, and Tuffgard® PCCs, as well as the nano PCCs, Ultra-Pflex®, Multifex-MM® and a series of Thixo-Carb® PCCs, which come from Adams, Massachusetts, in the U.S. The Calopake® PCC and Calofort® nano PCCs come from SMI’s Birmingham plant.
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)
  • CalEssence® Enhanced Purity
    CalEssence® Enhanced Purity is precipitated calcium carbonate. It is used in frozen dairy products, soy beverages, antacids, and calcium supplements.
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  • ViCALity ™
    ViCALity™ precipitated calcium carbonate products are low in lead, and high in oil absorption. Applications include powdered beverage mixes, coffee creamers, and calcium supplements.
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  • ALBACAR®
    ALBACAR® precipitated calcium carbonate (pcc) have a unique rosette (scalenohedral) particle shape. This rosette structure makes ALBACAR® pcc useful in applications where a high (ALBACAR® 5970) or moderate (ALBACAR® 8101) oil absorption and high viscosity are desired.
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  • ALBAFIL®
    ALBAFIL® PCC is a very fine, pur precipitated calcium carbonate with an average particle size of 0.7 microns and excellent brightness. It's precisely controlled particle size, narrow distribution and symmetrical particle shape make it especially useful in powder coatings and in specialty thin film applications.
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  • ALBAGLOS®
    ALBAGLOS® precipitated calcium carbonate (pcc) is a very fine, pur pcc. Its controlled particle size and symmetrical particle shape render it a functional pigment, filler, extender, reinforcer, or bodying agent, with a broad variety of applications.
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  • SUPER-PFLEX®
    SUPER-PFLEX® precipitated calcium carbonate is an engineered sub-micron functional filler which imparts improved performance properties to rigid PVC applications. The ultrafine particle size and narrow particle size distribution permit exceptionally high filler loadings without compromising impact development or ductility. Typical applications include extruded weatherable profiles and substrates, injection molded housings and fittings, and small diameter conduit and pipe.
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  • Thixo-Carb®
    Thixo-Carb® precipitated calcium carbonate (pcc) is a surface treated, ultrafine pcc providing controlled particle size and narrow distribution designed specifically for application in polyurethanes, polysulfides, pvc plastisols, epoxy and butyl systems. Physical properties are improved due to the semi-reinforcing performance of Thixo-Carb® pcc providing the formulator opportunities for cost effective development of high performance sealant systems.
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  • ULTRA-PFLEX®
    ULTRA-PFLEX® 100 precipitated calcium carbonate (pcc) is a surface treated, premium quality, high performance, nano-particle pcc. In sealants, particularly pvc plastisol, polysulfide, and polyurethane systems, ULTRA-PFLEX® 100 pcc is a rheological additive providing thixotropy and viscosity control resulting in improved sag and slump characteristics of the sealant. The multi-functional aspect of ULTRA-PFLEX® 100 pcc provides the formulator with a unique tool with which to solve demanding performance problems, while offering significant cost savings potential.
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  • CALOFORT®
    CALOFORT® precipitated calcium carbonate is a white microcrystalline powder characterized by high surface area, controlled particle shape, and high whiteness. Consists of agglomerated ultrafine calcitic crystals with an average primary particle size of 0.07μm.
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  • Multifex-MM® Uncoated
    Multifex-MM® is an ultrafine precipitated calcium carbonate. Is a 0.07 micron uncoated calcite particle, rhombohedral in shape. The extremely small particle size results in high surface area, but only moderate oil absorption. Builds true thixotropic rheology in filled systems, and contributes to polymer reinforcement. Also used as nucleating agent in emulsion polymerization. Used in rubber reinforcement and natural rubber detackification in thin film products.
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  • CALOPAKE®
    Precipitated calcium carbonate. Is a white microcrystalline powder characterized by high chemical purity, controlled particle shape and particle size distribution. Consists of agglomerated scalenohedral calcitic crystals that are characterized by their high opacifying powder and brightness. Offers benefits in terms of brightness, opacity, ink absorption and smoothness.
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  • Sturcal®
    The Sturcal® precipitated calcium carbonate (pcc) grades, are microcrystalline white powders characterized by their high chemical purity, controlled particle shape, and particle size distribution.
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  • Tuffgard®
    Precipitated calcium carbonate. Imparts maximum impact development. Exhibits increased resin extension.
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Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)

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