Paper is manufactured from wood fiber slurries, fillers, sizing agents, and coatings. To control certain optical and printing properties of paper, certain materials may be used during the manufacturing process. The particle size distribution of these materials directly affects properties such as gloss, brightness, opacity, color bleed, ink mileage, and more. Selection of the specific sizing agents, fillers, or coatings will depend on the final application for the paper.
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The LA-300 and LA-960 Particle Size Analyzers provide real value to the paper industry through simple, reliable, and portable measurement of fillers and coatings.