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Imerys Introduces JetFil® V625C and V700C Talc for Reinforcement for the Plastic Compounding Industry

Published on 2017-03-03. Author : SpecialChem

Imerys Performance Additives, the world’s leading talc producer, is pleased to announce the commercial introduction of two new JetFil talc products. Produced in North America from a domestic ore body, JetFil V625C and V700C talc are new, economical additives with outstanding lamellarity and reinforcement performance.

They are also some of the most environmentally friendly talc products available. Imerys has invested in a new beneficiation technology that has a significantly lower impact on the surrounding area with corresponding lower energy usage.

“We are excited to introduce JetFil V Series talc to the market”, explains Chris Scarazzo, Imerys Performance Additives Global Polymer Marketing Manager. “It is a direct response to the market need for high lamellarity for improved reinforcing performance at an economical price. This investment in technology and capacity expansion at our Vermont site was also done with the goal of improving our impact on the environment, and we are pleased to showcase our commitment to this important corporate objective.”

Scarazzo continues, “Our investment in JetFil V625C and V700C talc is another example of talc produced exclusively from North American ore sources, helping to assure our customers of reliable and high quality supply. These new grades are comparable to our existing JetFil T625C and T700C produced at our Ontario site, and we are looking forward to introducing them to our key markets and customers”.

JetFil V625C and V700C talc are globally available to help compounders assure consistency of properties of their formulations for their global OEM customers and is currently available for customer sampling and evaluation.

More information about these new JetFil talcs can be found at the Imerys booth at several upcoming conferences: SPE International Polyolefins Conference, February 27-28, 2017, in Houston, Texas, Plastics Modification Conference, March 7-9, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Thin Wall Packaging, May 23-24, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.


About Imerys Performance Additives

Imerys Performance Additives is the world’s leading producer of performance additive solutions operating mines and processing plants in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United States. Employing some 1,300 people worldwide and with over a hundred years’ experience in the minerals business, Performance Additives offers engineered solutions, derived from its portfolio of bentonite, mica, talc, vermiculite and wollastonite, which enhance performance in paper, paints, plastics, ceramics, cosmetics, rubber, agriculture, adhesives and sealants, building products and pharmaceuticals.

About Imerys Group

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €4.2 billion revenue and close to 16,000 employees, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to beneficiate its mineral resources, produce synthetic minerals and develop formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency.

Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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Source: Imerys
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