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Zirmel 1000

Stabilized Potassium Zirconium Carbonate (KZC/PZC) | 23570-56-1

Paper and paperboard, and waterbased inks.

A highly effective ammonia-free crosslinker for paper coatings. Zirmel Series of products consist of a clear, aqueous alkaline solution of stabilized potassium zirconium carbonate, offering all the benefits of Bacote® 20, and available in multiple concentrations.


In applications where an ammoniacal odor is considered undesirable or unacceptable, Zirmel is recommended.

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Rest of world: 25 kg quad retainers 250 kg plastic drums, 1,250 kg intermediate bulk containers.

North and South America 50 pound pails 550 lb drums 3,300 pounds totes.

Bulk containers available upon request.

  • Formaldehyde-free – Environmentally conscious
  • Rapid cure – No need for elevated temperatures or extended curing time
  • Effective with all commonly used binders − Starch, CMC, casein, proteins, carboxylated latex, dextrin, styrene acrylic, PVOH, etc.
  • Improved printability – Achieved through optimal water resistance, an open coating structure, reduction of contact angle and uniform distribution of binders throughout the coating reducing mottle
  • No adverse effects on optical properties – No time or heat exposure yellowing
  • FDA and BfR approved – Used in direct contact with aqueous, fatty and dry foods
  1. Binder insolubilizer for paper and paperboard coatings, along with dry-laid non-woven materials
  2. Deposit Control in the wet-end of the paper-making process
  3. Strength additive for alkaline-sized paper
  4. Component of water-based inks, overprint varnishes, paints, adhesives, coatings, etc.
  5. Antimicrobial treatment for textiles and timber, especially for fixation of copper salts
  6. Component of textile, leather and paper water repellent formulations

*This product should be shipped using protect from freeze equipment between November 1st and April 1st.*

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