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Volume 33, Issue 3


The impact of zeolite filler on ageing and mechanical failure of paper

Merve Engin / Celil Atik
Published Online: 2018-07-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/npprj-2018-3047


The choice of the filler type for paper materials has been a qualitative discussion. The mineral precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) is used in considerable quantities in the pulp and paper industry as filler. However, alternative filler materials have been researched for improving the properties of paper. In this work, a domestic zeolite (clinoptilolite) filler was used separately and mixed with precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) fillers. Indeed, the objective of our approach was to explore the structural and mechanical properties of handsheets having filler content affected as a function of accelerated ageing. The results confirmed that the mixed furnish of zeolite and PCC fillers provides positive and synergistic effect on the mechanical properties of ageing handsheets at the low content.

Keywords: ageing; calcium carbonate; filler; mechanical properties; zeolite


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About the article

Received: 2018-03-02

Accepted: 2018-05-24

Published Online: 2018-07-18

Published in Print: 2018-09-25

Funding Source: Bilimsel Araştirma Projeleri Birimi, Istanbul Üniversitesi

Award identifier / Grant number: 6943

This research was funded by the University of Istanbul, Scientific Research Projects Department with the project number 6943.

Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Citation Information: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, Volume 33, Issue 3, Pages 512–521, ISSN (Online) 2000-0669, ISSN (Print) 0283-2631, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/npprj-2018-3047.

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