CALCIUM CARBONATE INFORMATION

Calcium Carbonate  is available in two forms. The first form being a natural (GCC, ground calcium carbonate) and the second form being a purified (PCC, precipitated calcium carbonate). Each form has many grades depending on the customer’s application

USES FOR CALCIUM CARBONATE

Calcium Carbonate is used in a variety of different industries including the medical industry, the limestone industry, and more.

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Calcium Carbonate GCC 325

CALCIUM CARBONATE GCC 325 INFORMATION

This is an Air Ground Lime Stone suitable as a practical filler. It is white, soft to the touch, has a low oil absorption, low cost, and is readily available.

 

Packing: 50 Lb. Paper bags on wooden pallets
Origin: USA

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Typical Chemical Specifications  
CaCO3 96.%
MgCO3 1.0%
Fe2O3 0.2%
Moisture 0.5%
Typical Physical Specifications  
Brightness 91 Hunter
Loose Density 45 lb/Cu Ft
Tapped Density 80 lb/Cu Ft
Oil Absorption 15gr/100 gr oil
325 Residue 0.6%
Average Size 12 micron
Calcium Carbonate GCC Modified versus Unmodified Comparison

CALCIUM CARBONATE GCC MODIFIED VERSUS UNMODIFIED COMPARISON INFORMATION

These are Ground Calcium Carbonate Limestones in both a modified with magnesium stearate (#841) and an unmodified form (#240). Both items are practical fillers. They are white, soft to the touch, and have a low oil absorption.

Packing 50 lb. Paper bags on wooden pallets Super Sacks or Bulk
Origin: USA

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Typical Chemical Specifications  
CaCO3 97.%
MgCO3 0.05%
Fe2O3 0.1% Max
Moisture 0.2% Max
Typical Physical Specifications #841 #240
Modification None Stearate
Brightness 95 95 Hunter
Loose Density 38 51 Lbs/ Cu ft
Tapped Density 86 84 Lbs/ Cu ft
Oil Absorption 16 not measured
Average Particle 7.5 Micron 5.5 Micron
Calcium Carbonate GCC Pharmaceutical Grade 8107

CALCIUM CARBONATE GCC PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE 8107 INFORMATION

This is the highest quality GCC with low lead and suitable for Pharmaceutical tablets. It meets all the pharmaceutical standards including the strict California trace Lead requirement.

Packing: 50 lbs Paper Bags
Origin: USA

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Chemical Analysis  
CaC03 99.0%
MgC03 0.20%
Al203 0.065
Si02 Less than 0.1%
Lead Less than 0.80 ppm
Arsenic Less than 0.2 ppm
Heavy Metals Less than 20 ppm
Fluoride Less than 50 ppm
Physical Specifications  
Specific Gravity 2.71
Refractive Index 1.65
Moisture % Less than 0.3
pH 9.5
LOI @ 1050 degrees C 44.0
Asbestos nil
Median Particle Size (microns) 4.5-6.0
@ 90% finer than 20 micron by Sedigraph
@ 10% finer than 1.8 micron by Sedigraph
Dry Brightness – Photovolt Hunter L 92+
Oil Absorption (ASTM D 281) 15
Loose Bulk Density: (lbs/ft3) 36
Tapped Density: (lbs/ft3) 87
Hegman Fineness ASTM D 1210 3
Calcium Carbonate GCC Three FCC Food Grades

CALCIUM CARBONATE GCC THREE FCC FOOD GRADES INFORMATION

These are three FCC grade Calcium Carbonates produced from ground, high purity limestone. They are tested, lot numbered, and sold with a confirmation certificate. The chemical specification is the same; the grades differ by particle size only.

Packing: 50 lbs Paper Bags
Origin: USA

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Chemical Analysis  
CaC03 94-97%
MgC03 1-2%
Al203 0.25-0.50%
Si02 1-2%
Fe203 0.25-0.50%
Physical Specifications  
CaC03 94.0%
Acid Insolubles 2.5%
Arsenic 3 ppm
Fluoride 50 ppm max
Pb (Lead) 3 ppm
Heavy Metals (ASPb) 40 ppm max
Loss on Drying 2.0%
Magnesium & Alkali Salts 3.5%
Mercury 0.5 ppm
Physical Properties
Grade #15 #25 #41
Dry Brightness 95 94.5 94.5
Bulk Density lb/ft3 25 31 38
Oil Absorption 21.5 19.5 18
Average Particle Size 3.5 5.4 9.4
Calcium Carbonate Granular FCC

CALCIUM CARBONATE GRANULAR FCC INFORMATION

This FOOD CHEMICAL CODEX material is granulated from naturally occurring limestone without the use of additives. It is an entirely pure material suitable for direct compression tablet manufacturing.

Packing: 100 kg fiber drums with plastic liners and non-removable ties
Origin: USA

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Chemical Analysis  
CaC03 95%
MgC03 1-5%
Al203 0.25-0.50%
Fe203 0.04-0.10%
Physical Specifications  
CaC03 94.0%
Acid Insoluble 2.5%
Arsenic 3 ppm max
Fluoride 0.005%
Pb (Lead) 3 ppm max
Heavy Metals (as Pb) 0.004%max
Loss on Drying 2.0% max
Magnesium & Alkali Salts 3.5% max
Mercury 0.5 ppm max
Physical Analysis  
Color White
Particle Size 30 to 100 mesh
Apparent Density 1.15 gr/ml
Approx. Void Fraction 38% of granule
Calcium Carbonate Granulated USP

CALCIUM CARBONATE GRANULATED USP INFORMATION

This USP material is granulated from high quality PCC powders without the use of additives. It is an entirely pure material suitable for making direct compression tablets. manufacturing. Lot numbers and C of A available on all packages.

Packing: 100 kg fiber drums with plastic liners and non-removable ties 25 kg paper bags on pallets
Origin: USA

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Chemical Analysis
CaC03 98% Min (dried 200 degrees C 4 hours)
Magnesium & Alkali Salts 1.0% Max
Fluoride 40 ppm Max
Heavy Metals 30 ppm Max
Lead 10 ppm Max
Arsenic 3 ppm Max
Hg 0.5 ppm Max
Iron 0.1% Max
Barium Negative
Physical Analysis
Color White
Particle Size 30 to 100 mesh
Apparent Density 1.15 gr/ml
Approx. Void Fraction 38% of granule
Calcium Carbonate Hi-Pflex 100 GCC

CALCIUM CARBONATE HI-PFLEX 100 GCC INFORMATION

This GCC is surface treated with 1% of Calcium Stearate. This surface treatment enhances the physical properties of a variety of polymeric matrices: Rigid PVC e.g. potable water pipe, DWV, sewer pipe, flexible PVC wire, cable coverings, PVC plastisols, PP compounds etc. Also used as a general filler.

Packing: 50 bags per pallet, 50 lbs net/bag
Origin: USA

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Chemical Specification (Before Treatment)
CaC03 97%
MgC03 0.5%
Fe203 Less than 0.1%
Moisture Less than 0.2% @ 110 C
Physical Specification  
Appearance Very white powder
Dry Brightness 95 Hunter Y
Specific Gravity 2.7
Density Tapped 81 lbs/cu ft
Surface Area 3 m2/gr
Residue @ 325 mesh Less than 0.01%
Passing 20 Micron 100%
Passing 10 Micron 80%
Passing 5 Micron 55%
Density Loose 50 lbs/cu ft
Passing 2 Micron 30%
Passing 1 Micron 15%
Calcium Carbonate MB2 & ZFIL2

Packing: Super Sacks in paper bags
Origin: Greece

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Chemical Specification MB2 ZFIL2
CaC03 99.7% 99.8
SiO2 0.075 0.004
Fe2O3 0.008 0.020
Moisture 0.2 mm 0.2 mm
d97 10 micron 10 micron
d50 1.2 1.5
Sp 2.7 2.7
Oil Absorption 20 20
HCI insoluble x x
Calcium Carbonate NSF Coarse

CALCIUM CARBONATE NSF COARSE INFORMATION

Ground calcium carbonate with controlled particle size between 6 and 14 mesh screens. It is NSF registered for use in water filtration.

Packing: 50 Lb. bags on wooden pallets, Supersacks or Bulk
Origin: USA

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Chemical Specification (Before Treatment)
CaC03 97%
MgC03 0.5%
Fe203 Less than 0.1%
Moisture Less than 0.2% @ 110 C
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:  
Hardness Mohs
Refractive Index 1.6
Specific Gravity 2.7
   
Solid Density 22.7 lb/gal
   
Bulk Density  
Loose 90 lb/ft3
Packed 105 lb/ft3
NSF Maximum Use Level 650 mg/l
Calcium Carbonate Pharma Ultra Pure

CALCIUM CARBONATE PHARMA ULTRA PURE INFORMATION

This Calcium Carbonate powder comes in multiple sizes, with ultra high purity, and low traces or metals. Consistent quality control of calcium carbonate is guaranteed using an automated process control from milling to final packaging. All grades are made without the need for purification or chemical additives or modifiers.

Storage & Packing: Recommended storage conditions include the material in a cool, dry area, in a sealed container where no contamination can take place.
Certifications: Halal & Kosher
Origin: USA

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Technical Specifications:

Characteristics Units Specification
Median particle Size μm 4-20 μm
D99 Top Cut μm <=+50
Mag & Alkali Salts % <2.5
CAC03 Assay % >98
Loss on Drying % <=2.0
Acid Insoluble % <=1.0
Heavy Metal AS PB ppm <=2.0
Fluorides % <=0.005
Lead ppm <=0.4
Arsenic ppm <=0.3
Aerobic Plate Count CFU/g <3000
Yeast & Mold CFU/g <10
Total Coliforms CFU/g <10
Staphylococcus Aureus /5g Negative
E Coli /5g Negative
Salmonella /5g Negative
Calcium Carbonate Pharma Ultra Pure EPU

CALCIUM CARBONATE PHARMA ULTRA PURE EPU INFORMATION

This Calcium Carbonate powder comes in multiple sizes, with ultra high purity, and low traces or metals. Consistent quality control of calcium carbonate is guaranteed using an automated process control from milling to final packaging. All grades are made without the need for purification or chemical additives or modifiers.

Storage & Packing: Recommended storage conditions include the material in a cool, dry area, in a sealed container where no contamination can take place.
Certifications: Halal, Kosher, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 22000:2005 (GFSI), USDA Organic
Origin: USA

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Technical Specifications: European Pharmacopeia Standards

Characteristics Units Specification
Median particle Size µm 10-20 µm
Mag & Alkali Salts % <1.0
CAC03 Assay % >98
Loss on Drying % <=2.0
Acid Insoluble % <=2.0
Sulphates % <=2.5
Heavy Metal AS PB ppm <=20
Fluorides % <=0.005
Lead ppm <=0.25
Arsenic ppm <=4
Barium pass/fail pass/fail
Cadmium ppm <=0.5
Chlorides ppm <=330
Iron ppm <200
Mercury ppm <=0.5
Aerobic Plate Count CFU/g <3000
Yeast & Mold CFU/g <10
Total Coliforms CFU/g Negative
Staphylococcus Aureus /5g Negative
E Coli /5g Negative
Salmonella /5g Negative
Calcium Carbonate – Food Grade

CALCIUM CARBONATE – FOOD GRADE INFORMATION

These are finely ground limestone products certified for us in food products and applications. They are characterized by their high brightness, low absporption of oil, and uniform sizing of particles. These Calcium Carbonates comply with all requirements of the Food Chemicals Codex (4th Edition) and are all certified as Kosher. Range of grades, 3.5 microns – 17.0 microns.

Applications include, flour enhancement, chewing gum (masticating agent), toothpaste, animal and pet feed, aids for material handling and processing.

Packaging: 50 lb multiwall bags
Origin: USA

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TYPICAL PROPERTIES:

  Product 15 25 41 45 75
Average Particle Size (microns)   3.5 5.5 8.0 10.0 17.0
Specific Gravity   2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
Dry Brightness (Hunter Y, Rd value)   96 96 95 94 90
Bulk Density            
lbs / ft3   30 32 38 43 50
grams / cc   0.48 0.51 0.61 0.69 0.80
Tap Density            
lbs / ft3   62 74 86 87 90
grams / cc   0.99 1.19 1.38 1.40 1.44
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS (typical)  
CaC03 97.0 %
MgC03 0.5 %
Fe2O3 < 0.1%
Moisture < 0.1%
(% weight loss @ 110O C)  
Calcium Carbonate – Ground Limestone

CALCIUM CARBONATE – GROUND LIMESTONE INFORMATION

These are finely ground limestone products used in a range of fillers. They are characterized by their high brightness, low absporption of oil, uniform sizing of particles, and lower surface areas. These Calcium Carbonates are often used in paints, coatings, thermoplastic and building products. These are manufactured in New England from a high-quality deposit which provides consistency in chemical and mineralogical composition.

 

Packaging:
– 50 lb multiwall bags
– Supersacks 1,000 or 2,000 lbs
– Bulk
Origin: USA

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TYPICAL PROPERTIES:

  Product 15-15 25-11 31-6 41-8 45-3
Average Particle Size (microns)   3.5 5.5 6.5 8.0 10.0
+325 Mesh (weight %)   0.004 0.004 0.1 0.1 0.25
Specific Gravity   2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
Dry Brightness (Hunter Y, Rd value)   96 96 95 95 94
Bulk Density            
lbs / ft3   30 32 36 38 43
grams / cc   0.48 0.51 0.58 0.61 0.69
Tap Density            
lbs / ft3   62 74 78 86 87
grams / cc   0.99 1.19 1.25 1.38 1.40
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS (typical)  
CaC03 97.0 %
MgC03 0.5 %
Fe2O3 < 0.1%
Moisture < 0.2%
(% weight loss @ 110° C)  
Calcium Carbonate – PurCal

CALCIUM CARBONATE – PURCAL INFORMATION

This is a high purity calcium carbonate with very low trace metals. It is produced without chemical additives, purification or modifiers. It can be used in pharmaceutical and food applications, and it is certified Halal and Kosher.

Packing:
– 50 lb multiwall bags
– Supersacks 1,000 or 2,000 lbs
– Bulk
Origin: USA

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Typical Properties:
Median Size 4 – 20 μm
D99 Top Cut ≤ +50 μm
MAG & Alkali Salts < 2.5 %
CaCO3 > 98 %
Loss on Drying ≤ 2.0 %
Acid Insoluble ≤ 1.0 %
   
Heavy metals ≤ 20 ppm
Fluorides ≤ 0.005 %
Lead ≤ 0.4 ppm
Arsenic ≤ 0.3 ppm
   
Aerobic plate count < 3,000 CFU /g
Yeast and mold < 10 CFU / g
Total coliforms < 10 CFU / g
Calcium Carbonate UPF Precipitated

CALCIUM CARBONATE UPF PRECIPITATED INFORMATION

This PCC is a surface treated, high performance, ultrafine precipitated Calcium Carbonate. Considered a functional additive, UPF PCC enhances the physical properties of a variety of polymeric matrices, in Rigid PVC applications UPF PCC improves impact strength and weatherability. UPF PCC used in a formulation produces injection molded and extruded parts of exceptional smoothness and gloss.

Packing: 50 bags per pallet, 50 lbs net/bag. Pallet size in inches: 54 x 42 x 52 high Super Sacks 1000 lbs/sack, sack on pallet. Size in inches: 42 x 42 x 50 high
Origin: USA

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Chemical (Before Treatment)
CaC03 98%
MgC03 Less than 0.1%
Fe203 Less than 0.1%
Moisture Less than 0.2% @ 110 C
Physical  
Appearance Very white powder
Dry Brightness 98 Hunter Y
Specific Gravity 2.7
Density Loose 0.24 gr/cc
Density Tapped 0.48 gr/cc
Surface Area 19 m2/gr
Residue 0.1% @ 325 mesh
Passing 500 nano 99%
Passing 200 nano 98%
Passing 100 nano 85%
Passing 70 nano 50%
Passing 50 nano 12%
Calcium Carbonate USP Precipitated Dense and Extra Dense

CALCIUM CARBONATE USP PRECIPITATED DENSE AND EXTRA DENSE INFORMATION

A fine white powder used in manufacturing where high purity is required.

Packing: 50 lb multiwall paper bags on pallet
Origin: USA

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Chemical Specification
CaC03 98% Min (dried 200 degrees C 4 hours)
Magnesium & Alkali Salts 1.0% Max
Fluoride 40 ppm Max
Heavy Metals 30 ppm Max
Lead 10 ppm Maxon
Arsenic 3 ppm Max
Hg 0.5 ppm Max
Iron 0.1% Max
Barium Negative
Physical Dense Extra Dense
lb/cu ft packed 51 61
gr/cc packed 0.81 0.98
Average particle size 3.0 Micron 5.0 Micron
pH 9.5 9.5
Acid Insoluble 0.2% Max 0.2% Max
Calcium Carbonate USP Precipitated Light and Dense

CALCIUM CARBONATE USP PRECIPITATED LIGHT AND DENSE INFORMATION

A fine white powder used in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing where high purity is required.

Packing: 50 lb multiwall paper bags on pallet
Origin: USA

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Chemical Specification
CaC03 98% Min (dried 200 degrees C 4 hours)
Magnesium & Alkali Salts 1.0% Max
Fluoride 40 ppm Max
Heavy Metals 30 ppm Max
Lead 10 ppm Maxon
Arsenic 3 ppm Max
Hg 0.5 ppm Max
Iron 0.1% Max
Barium Negative
Physical Dense Light
lb/cu ft packed 51 27
gr/cc packed 0.81 0.25
Average particle size 3.0 Micron 1.9 Micron
pH 9.5 9.5
Acid Insoluble 0.2% Max 0.2% Max
Nanometric, Stearate Surface Treated Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

NANOMETRIC, STEARATE SURFACE TREATED PRECIPITATED CALCIUM CARBONATE INFORMATION

This PCC is specially produced to nanometric size. It is surface treated with stearic acid to increase its ease of dispersion. Consider this nanometric PCC a high performance filler and functional additive. It will enhance the physical properties of a variety of polymeric matrices: in Rigid PVC applications it improves impact, strength and weatherability. In injection molded and extruded parts it produces an exceptional smoothness and gloss. It will lower the gas permeability of the product, a benefit to sealants.

Packing: 50 bags per pallet, 50 lbs net/bag. Pallet size in inches: 54 x 42 x 52 high Super Sacks 1000 lbs/sack, sack on pallet. Size in inches: 42 x 42 x 50 high
Origin: USA

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Chemical (Before Treatment)
CaC03 98%
MgC03 Less than 0.1%
Fe203 Less than 0.1%
Moisture Less than 0.2% @ 110 C
Physical  
Appearance Very white powder
Dry Brightness 98 Hunter Y
Specific Gravity 2.7
Density Loose 0.24 gr/cc
Density Tapped 0.48 gr/cc
Surface Area 19 m2/gr
Residue 0.1% @ 325 mesh
Passing 500 nano 99%
Passing 200 nano 98%
Passing 100 nano 85%
Passing 70 nano  50%
Passing 50 nano 12%
Calcium Carbonate GCC Low Lead from Arizona

CALCIUM CARBONATE GCC LOW LEAD FROM ARIZONA INFORMATION

This is a natural, high purity limestone mined in Arizona. It is selected to meet the stringent California lead standard and the demands of high pharmaceutical purity.

Packing: Super Sacks or paper bag on pallets
Origin: U.S.A

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Chemical Analysis  
CaC03 > 98.7%
MgCO3  < 0.50%
SiO2 Total < 0.20%
SiO2 Crystalline < 0.07%
Fe203 < 0.03%
Al203 < 0.008%
Pb < 0.30 ppm
Purity  
FCC Standard Conforms
Physical Analysis  
Appearance White Powder
Whiteness 92+
Fineness 10 micron
Density Loose 0.75 gr/cc
Density 30 taps 1.20 gr/cc
Calcium Carbonate SMN Limestones Water Treatment

CALCIUM CARBONATE SMN LIMESTONES WATER TREATMENT INFORMATION

These are hard, calcium limestone carbonate grades. They are coarse pebbles and free of fines. Their major application is for water treatment, pH control, etc.

Packing: 50 lb paper bags, Super Sacks, or bulk
Origin: USA

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Chemical Analysis  
CaC03 98%
MgC03 0.70%
Si02 0.48%
Fe203 0.22%
Physical Analysis  
Color Off White
Acid Insolubles 0.6%
Appearance Pebbles or grains, free of dust
Particle Size    
SMN 10 5% +4 mesh 2.5% -12 mesh
SMN 20 5% +6 mesh 2% -30 mesh
SMN 40 5% +40 mesh 2% -100 mesh
Synthetic Calcium Carbonate Ultra Pure Quailty

SYNTHETIC CALCIUM CARBONATE ULTRA PURE QUAILTY INFORMATION

This PCC is specially produced by an unusual process which allows the nearly perfect removal of impurities before the precipitation process. This is a high performance material and functional additive with very low abrasion. It is recommended for use when trace impurities cannot be tolerated.

Packing: paper bags 25 kg or supersacks
Origin: Europe

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Chemical Specification  
CaC03 99.5 min.%
TRACE ANALYSIS, ppm +/- 10%:  
Mg  50 ppm
 Sr  46.
Fe 31.
Al 5.16
Ni 1.36
Zn 1.060
Cr 0.740
Cu 0.290
As 0.226
Mo 0.098
Pb 0.026
Cd 0.0022
Hg 0.0002
Physical Specification
Appearance Very white powder 
Dry Brightness 97
Density Bulk 0.87 gr/cc
Surface Area 6 – 8 m2/gr
Residue 0.1% @ 325 mesh
Mean Particle 0.6 – 0.8 micron
Abrasion, Einlehner Low – less than 1 gr/sq m
pH 8 – 12
High Purity Mediterranean Calcium Carbonate

HIGH PURITY MEDITERRANEAN CALCIUM CARBONATE INFORMATION

These are high quality calcium carbonate of Greek origin particularly useful in and around the Mediterranean area. Three different particle sizes are available.

Packing: 25 kg paper bag or supersack
Origin: Greece

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Chemical Analysis  
CaCO3 99% min
MgO 0.25
SiO2 0.08
Fe2O3 0.01
Al2O3 0.03
LOI 43-45
Moisture 0.2% max
Physical Analysis  
Specific gravity 2.7 g/cc
Refractive index 1.59
Hardness 3 Mohs
Crystallinity  rhombohedral and microcrystalline
pH 9
Grade 200 Mesh 25 Micron 10 Micron
d97 60 micron 25 10
d50 6 micron 3.5 2
d15 2 micron
Packed Density 1.1 gr/cc 1.1 0.9
 
Dry Brightness (DIN6174) 92.5 95.5 96
Oil Absorption 12 gr/100 16 20
DOP Absorption 25 gr/100 gr 27 30

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