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Imerys at K 2019: to Present Range of Specialty Minerals for Enhanced Polymers

Published on 2019-08-20. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  K 2019      Polymer Reinforcement    

imerys-talc-minerals-kshow Imerys will be showcasing a range of specialty minerals at K 2019. Imerys' extensive mineral portfolio provides a one-stop-shop solution for making everyday plastics stronger, lighter and more cost effective. Due to their specific shape, color, particle size and purity, our mineral solutions for plastics make excellent reinforcing additives and foaming agents for the production of lightweight automotive parts, domestic appliances, electronic components, PVC pipes and profiles and food packaging.

High Aspect Ratio Talcs for Stiffer and Lighter Parts

HAR talcs for automotive lightweighting can enhance the performance of thermoplastic olefin and polypropylene compounds where it increases stiffness, maintains good impact resistance and lowers coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE). This allows designers to achieve zero gap tolerancing.

ImerLink - Specialty Coated Mineral

Another product the company will be exhibiting, ImerLink™, is aimed for recycled plastics to behave like virgin resin.

In all tests, ImerLink™ has been shown to be superior to olefin block copolymer (OBC) compatibilizer as it does not just change the miscibility of the PE and PP phases in an MPO (mixed polyolefin) but creates a new network of bonds between these phases and the coated mineral as shown in the diagrams below.

TIMREX Graphites

Its TIMREX graphites are a diverse range of carbons, from high-purity synthetic graphite with customizable particle sizes and morphologies, to naturally occurring graphite.

Combining expertise in minerals and in-depth market knowledge, Imerys has developed InFusion, engineered to provide optimal cost benefits for PVC applications while maintaining mechanical and optical properties.

Imerys also offers calcium carbonate products for technical films such as BOPP, breathable films, hygiene films, and nonwovens.

The company says its unique technology and expertise provides customers with faster throughput, reduced rejection rates and the ability to downgauge with strength.

ImerSorb - Reduced Emissions / VOC Levels

ImerSorb highly absorbent mineral range locks in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and inhibits odors in plastics and elastomers, making interior air cleaner and fresher. ImerSorb has been designed to help meet recent legislation which imposes limits on the concentration of certain solvents.

Source: Imerys
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