AEROSIL®, AEROXIDE® and AERODISP® for sizing and coating of paper, films and textiles

Today, numerous types of substrates such as papers, films, textiles, etc. are available to the print industry.

Print media are purposely designed to function with a specific printing technology and ink or toner. Printable products are classified by the markets in a wide variety of ways. In general, these grades can be categorized by:

  • Basis weight & furnish

  • Aesthetics (color, gloss, texture)

  • Physical properties

  • Surface treatment and finish

  • Print performance

  • End use or market segment

Evonik Industries offers a wide range of products specifically engineered, using precise controls in the manufacturing process, to meet the following effects:

  • Printability

  • Adjusted matt or soft touch effect

  • Absorbency

  • Increased resolution

  • Ink uniformity

  • Color gamut

  • Defined gloss level

  • Prevention of glue penetration

  • Anti-slip/ friction

  • Heat isolation


Many components used in the paper and film industries are applied onto the substrate surface, (e.g. as a coating), or dispersed in the paper or film as a filler.

Querschnitt Papier

SEM cross-section of paper with inorganic filler and coating

Other components used in the paper industry are formulated for surface treatment (e.g. sizing) in order to fulfill special quality requirements or to prepare the surface for an after-treatment, such as a coating.