||Barium Sulphate - Blanc Fixe Fine Grade
||Blanc fixe is a white, soluble, heavy compound obtained either from the natural mineral barytes, or by chemical treatment of barium and sulfuric acid. It is highly transparent, improves printability. It is also used to form the pigment lithopone, which is also known as "blanc fixe".
||BLANC FIXE Fine Grade is a functional extender for paints and coatings with maximum gloss and brilliance standards. Despite its extremely fine particle size, BLANC FIXE fine grade can be dispersed relatively easy. BLANC FIXE fine grade is totally inert under normal conditions, and possesses high resistance to outdoor exposure and to chemicals. Thanks to its synthesis from high purity solutions, BLANC FIXE is itself extremely pure. This is apparent in its extremely high brightness and the total absence of catalytically active trace elements.
||BLANC FIXE has only an extremely low grit content, since its crystals are obtained from solutions and are not produced by means of grinding processes. This also results in the complete avoidance of extremely fine particles, which would otherwise cause viscosity difficulties. Problematical agglomerates are virtually completely eliminated by means of micronization during this product‘s final processing stage.
||BLANC FIXE micro generally improves coating properties:
- It acts as a spacer for TiO2, coloured pigments and carbon blacks
- It has an extremely fine particle size of around 0.7µm
- It exhibits an extremely low binder demand
- It is chemically inert
- It is resistant to outdoor exposure
- It has an extremely narrow particle size distribution
- It has no grit contents
- Automotive coatings
- Decorative coatings
- Industrial Paints
- High Solids
- Pigment Pastes
- Powder coating systems