CalciTech Ltd. manufactures and commercializes synthetic calcium carbonate (SCC). SCC is a white pigment used for paper filling and coating, as well as in paint, polymers, food, and pharmaceuticals. Paper Industry The company has three SCC products targeting the paper industry: CalciLS, CalciSG and CalciRG. All three products are directed at the high value end of the paper pigment market. CalciLS Products: CalciLS is designed to maximize light scattering. CalciLS is targeted to partially replace and extend Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), Aluminium TriHydrate (ATH) and Precipitated Silica (PS), and substitute calcined clay in fine paper applications and Super Calendered A+ (SCA+). Applications include Bible paper, security paper, laminating paper, auto-adhesive labels, flexible packaging etc. Using CalciLS in pre-coating, allows board producers to totally replace calcined clay. CalciLS used as filler in SCA+ grades shows similar impressive results. CalciLS is also very suitable for pigmentation applications. Adding CalciLS to a starch based formulation helps the papermaker to increase brightness and opacity. CalciSG Products: CalciSG, is designed to provide a super gloss coating for premium grade printing and writing papers including both Ultra Light Weight Coated (ULWC) and Light Weight Coated (LWC) and coated folding boxboard. In the latter application, CalciSG allows for a reduction in calendaring nips to improve bulk at no loss in gloss. CalciRG Products: In 2004, the company launched CalciRG for the paper coatings market. CalciRG is a performance-enhancing additive aimed at the rotogravure market. CalciRG was designed and developed in collaboration with these customers, and thoroughly tested in commercial trials, showing the unique properties of SCC based products. Food, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries CalciSP Product: In 2005, the company launched its product following the implementation of diversification strategy. This product, CalciSP, is a first non-paper product that is aimed at the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Plastic, Sealant, Rubber and Adhesives Industry CalciRC Product: In 2006, the company launched CalciRC. This product is aimed at polymer applications, such as plastics, sealants, rubber and adhesives. Paint Industry SCC products are being developed for application in the water based decorative paint market. Patents and other Intellectual Properties The company holds a patent for the process of transforming waste lime into SCC in 13 European countries. Patents have also been granted in Eurasia (Russia and the independent states formerly part of the Soviet Union), South Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand and Poland. During 2008 further patents were granted in The United States, Canada, Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary and India. In 2009, the company filed an application for a new patent at the U.K. Patent Office. This new patent would protect the processes to be used by the company to produce SCC with exceptional features, including a unique morphology (rice grain shape), a very narrow particle size distribution and exceptional purity, which itself gives very high brightness. In 2009, the company filed a new patent at the United Kingdom Patent Office for a technology that enables paper producers to recycle all the minerals used in paper, in particular paper sludge ash (PSA). In 2009, CalciTech Synthetic Minerals Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, filed another patent application in the U.K. covering the conversion of waste sludge, especially from paper mills using recycled paper, into two valuable product streams, SCC and Sustainable Metakaolin (SMK). History CalciTech Ltd. was founded in 1978. The company was incorporated in 1978 in British Colombia, Canada. It was formerly known as Kemgas Ltd. and changed its name to CalciTech Ltd. in 2000.
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