Kaolin is a cost effective pigment, gives more opacity, gloss and brushability
White kaolin which is high in silica and alumina is widely used in the manufacturing of paint. It is considered a more cost-effective alternative to titanium dioxide. Kaolin is essential to improve brightness of colours, opacity, gloss, viscosity, control texture for disbursement and coatability in paint. Calcined kaolin is particularly useful in creating crack resistant paint with high gloss and opacity.
Clay imparts the following properties in Paint formulations
• Good Dispersibility in water based system
• Good Opacity, Gloss & Brushability
• Higher viscosity
• Good filling property
• Anti-settling property
• Anti-sagging properties
EICL products are mainly used in architectural water-based paints. High end Kaolin is used both in architectural and industrial coatings. The fine particle size distribution, surface charge and platy structure of Hydrous Kaolin enhances the functional properties of paint film like opacity and gloss, It also improves the anti-settling and rheology properties of paint. The regular grade hydrous kaolin are used as functional filler in high and medium PVC water based paint and calcined kaolin used for partial replacement of Titanium dioxide in medium and high PVC water based paint.
Himafil – As a partial substitute (10-20%) of Titanium Dioxide; As an opacifying extender / filler for specific requirements
Himatex – As a partial substitute (10-20%) of Titanium Dioxide; As an opacifying extender / filler for specific requirements
Himafine – Special extender in water based semi-gloss paints, improves optical properties and effectively replaces Titanium Dioxide.
BCK – Functional filler for High and Medium PVC White and Light colour water based emulsion; As an extender in special paints requiring high gloss and opacity
Hibrite – Functional filler for Medium PVC water based paint; As an extender in special paints requiring high gloss and opacity
Supershine – As an extender in the manufacture of semi-gloss, full gloss solvent based paints and water based paint where opacity development, antisettling properties, economy and dispersion properties are of prime importance
Superlustre – Opacifying Filler for partial replacement of Titanium dioxide in Low PVC High sheen water base paints and Solvent base glossy enamel
Centrex 60 – Functional filler in High PVC paint
KCG – As an extender in the manufacture of semi-gloss, full gloss oil based paints and water based distempers where opacity development, economy and dispersion properties are of prime importance
DLC 90 – Opacifying filler for Medium PVC water based paint
Himacot – As special extender in Water based and Solvent Base Semi-gloss paints, improves optical properties and
effectively replaces Titanium Dioxide.
Himasheen – As partial substitute (10-20%) for Titanium Dioxide in water based and solvent based
semi-Gloss Paints for improved optical properties.
Supershine Plus – As an extender in solvent based glossy paints, it improves optical properties and effectively replaces
Titanium Dioxide and other color pigments.