A filler comprising cellulose or lignocellulose fibrils on which light-scattering ,material particles have been deposited, and a process for the manufacture thereof. In the filler according to the invention, an alkyl derivative of cellulose, such as CMC, has been sorbed to the fibrils. Such a filler can be prepared from a source material containing cellulose or lignocellulose fibrils by first forming a fibril suspension, into which there are fed source materials forming an inorganic or organic salt that, when precipitating, forms a light-scattering pigment. The filler according to the invention has very good strength properties; in particular, good bond strength is achieved by means of it. The concentration of mineral pigment in paper can be increased and furthermore, the grammage of paper can be lowered without the other important properties of the paper deteriorating.
|IPC||D21H17/26 D21H17/69 D21H11/16 (+3)|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Oct 2002|
|MoE publication type||H1 Granted patent|