Cales de Llierca, S.A.

is a leading producer of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), high quality lime and derived products.

Our company can be considered one of the most experienced companies in its field.

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Uses of PCC in the paint industry


PCC that Cales de Llierca manufactures and distributes with brand name CALPREC PA is used and appreciated in the paint manufacturing industry due to its pigment dispersion features, thus to reduce dosages and cost in finished formulations. In paint, precipitated calcium carbonate, is the main pigment extender used to reduce the Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) dosages, which is higher in cost, and also to provide opacity and brightness.

The high whiteness level and ideal dispersion features of PCC precipitated calcium carbonate improves manufacturing process of paints. Precipitated calcium carbonate acts as an opacity agent which improves brightness and gloss characteristic in paints. Precipitated calcium carbonate also works as rust inhibitor. In addition to all this features, it reduces the cost of the finished products.