Coated Calcium Carbonate

Fatty acid coated calcium carbonate (FACC) is highly compatible with polymers compared to bare calcium carbonate. Fatty acid coatings are required to improve handling in the blending process. Therefore, Shaheen provides coated calcium carbonate as a functional filler that can be used in numerous polymer industries. Improves hardness, strength and enhances surface whiteness and gloss finish. The paper industry is valued worldwide for its high gloss and light scattering properties, and is used as an inexpensive filler for making bright opaque paper. Coated calcium carbonate filler is used on the wet end of paper making machines, and allows the paper to be bright and smooth As an expander, Shaheen can represent a maximum of 30 in weight in coated calcium carbonate paint. Shaheen coated calcium carbonate is also widely used as an adhesive, and as a filler in sealants. Depending on the client’s requirement, we offer a wide range of Shaheen Coated Calcium Carbonate for the plastics and PVC industries. Maintains various properties ranging from hardness, strength, gloss and a smooth surface and low abrasion. All this has been strengthened by state-of-the-art facility labs and quality control department.

What is coated calcium carbonate, exactly, and why do we need to coat it?

                     Natural calcium carbonate is hydrophilic in nature and is just as invasive to organic elements as polymers. However, a cheap white filler has been forced by the plastics industry. If you mix ground calcium carbonate with plastic, the high energy of the particles creates friction. Fortunately, to reduce this resistance, we can change the surface of the particles to make them hydrophobic. Surfactants such as steiferk are common.


                  Calcium carbonate is used as a filler in PVC in a modified / coated surface. In this technology, a thin layer of fatty acids is coated on the surface of calcium carbonate particles. Appropriate amounts of fatty acids are used and a uniform layer of calcium carbonate is applied at controlled temperatures. Calcium carbonated treated in this way changes its chemical nature. Modification generally promotes the interaction between filler and polymeric host materials by promoting the hydrophobic and oleophilic of the original hydrophilic surface. This treated calcium carbonate can spread more well in the polymeric matrix during alloying processing.

                    For maximum property development and forming flexibility, our surface treated carbonates are designed to give good dispersion with excellent incorporation into the copolymer matrix. Treating GCC powder with fatty acids will reduce particle interactions and allow filler dispersion in the polymer matrix. The coating can improve the dispersion of filler particles during melt mixing, reduce the absorption of other constituents on the filler surface and improve the dry flow properties of the filler. The size of the filler used can dramatically affect the impact strength of the PVC compound.

We provide different grades of coated calcium carbonate in PVC for different applications

  • CC800
  • CC1600
  • CC2000
  • CC2500
  • CC5000
  • CC6000

                   Coated calcium carbonate CCR-4 is the most important filler of plastics, rubber, coating, paper making, building materials, food, medicine, sealants and adhesives, paints etc. Its uniform particle size, even distribution makes it suitable for the functional fillers used in it. A kind of industry. This gives the polymer better hardness and increases strength (both tensile and impact strength). Coated calcium carbonate also enhances the whitening of the surface and eliminates injection.

In cables


Improved power features:

Coated calcium carbonate is used to reduce the cost of compounds in wire and cable formation while improving electrical or physical properties, it will also positively affect heat transfer and thermal conductivity.


High filler loading in master batch:

Using evenly coated calcium carbonate we can achieve high filler loading. Generally, a higher filler ratio cannot be used due to the increase in surface area of ​​ground calcium carbonate. The use of uniformly coated calcium carbonate has now solved this problem.


Improving electrical properties in cables:

Coated calcium carbonate is used to reduce the cost of compounds in wire and cable formation while improving electrical or physical properties, it will also positively affect heat transfer and thermal conductivity.


“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis

Mr. Chaudhry Iftikhar Bashir is the visionary leader who has always led the company through challenging times by putting in hard work and providing the key leadership Shaheen required to grow into the trusted brand it is today. With his interest vested in the industry, he started working part-time at the factory at a very early age during the late ’70s. Later he officially joined in 1980 and drove the company towards growth. Key clients such as Panther Tire, PVI/ATS Synthetic, Diamond Paints, and many others joined hands with him. Truly ambitious he visited UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, and Saudi Arabia many times to gain knowledge and expertise by participating in many exhibitions and collaborating with experts across the globe. 

His early achievements include setting up a Raymond Mill in Lahore, Pakistan by International Combustion Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and later ATP by Alpine Hosokawa, Germany.

Furthermore, initiated a Marble Mine in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir in 2007 and was the first one to start a coating mill for Calcium Carbonate in 2010. Shaheen Group is the major group of marble processing for various industries as Paints, Paper, Artificial Leather, Cables, and PVC Pipe industry. He has also received the Businessman of the Year Award in 2012. Ch. Iftikhar Bashir is the former Senior Vice Chairman of LTIA and former Chairman of Lahore Township Industries Association (LTIA). He is the President of the Pakistan Grinding Mills Association (PGMA). Former President Defense Raiwind Road Association Industrial Association (DRIBA) Former Board Member Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

Being a socially responsible individual, he is a member of MJF Lions Club and is a trustee of, “Subhan, the helper Trust” and a contributory member over various other platforms for which he was awarded another award of recognition by the President of Pakistan for his social work. Belonging to the Arain community he has made remarkable contributions on the platform anjuman-e-arain where he holds the status of senior vice president. Last but not least he is a Board Member Governor Punjab Social Welfare Committee (SWC) and amid his efforts, his name has been added on the wall of Covid-19 heroes in Governor House Lahore.

“The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.” – Charles M. Schwab. 


Mr. Haji Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad a true visionary, driven by his passion and determined towards his goal set up one of the earliest grinding mills in Lahore, Pakistan in 1966. He had his interest vested in chemicals since a young age which led him to develop constructive relationships with Chemistry and Geology professors from the University of Punjab. Equipped with the appropriate knowledge on minerals and fillers he visited the potential mines and educated the local community regarding the potential benefits in the initiation of mining minerals in Pakistan. Therefore, it is safe to say that he has played the role of Grand Father in the grinding industry. 

Mr. Haji Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad was inspired by the grand legendary poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal after meeting him (add hyperlink to google page of Allama Iqbal) and named the company after his truly motivating and influential poems regarding Shaheen. (Eagle)