Amberger Kaolinwerke is the agent for BASF paper kaolin products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. These products are produced in the USA from high quality secondary kaolin crudes which are further processed to modify particle size distribution, particle morphology, brightness, whiteness and rheology. They are suitable for imparting aesthetic and functional properties to a variety of paper and paperboard products. BASF is also the leader in the production and commercial utilization of calcined kaolins. Ansilex ® 93 calcined kaolin is used worldwide to enhance opacity, smoothness and printability in standard coated and speciality papers.