Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Pulp and Paper Technology
The starch-clay suspension is the basis for the coating industry. This study shows that cationic and anionic starch at levels of addition below 10 parts per hundred can disperse the clay to obtain maximum particle packing or minimum void volume. The particle packing effect showed a relatively small effect on the sheet properties. But due to the large variation in coat weight and the physical effects of the adhesive only very general trends could be realized on these sheet properties.
Armstrong, Michael L., "Effect on Starch on Pigment Particle Packing and Its Effect on the Sheet Properties" (1969). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 72.