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Imerys Introduces HAR® 3G 77L and HAR® 3G 84L Talc for the Plastic Compounding Industry

Published on 2017-03-23. Author : SpecialChem

The next generation of high aspect ratio talc products

Imerys Performance Additives, the world’s leading talc producer, is pleased to announce the expansion of the HAR (High Aspect Ratio) talc product portfolio for the plastic industry with the introduction of HAR 3G 77L and HAR 3G 84L talc. This new family of reinforcing, high performance mineral additives joins the world’s leading portfolio of value added talc products designed to improve strength and stiffness of polyolefin and engineered plastic compounds.

When compared to fine, jetmilled talc, HAR 3G talc can improve stiffness by up to 25% while improving temperature performance and dimensional stability. For applications in packaging, including food, chemical and pesticide containment, HAR talc offers improved barrier performance as it creates a functional tortuous path, inhibiting permeation.

“HAR 3G talc is produced from a new, patented milling process,” explains Chris Scarazzo, Imerys Performance Additives Global Polymer Market Manager. “Based on its ability to significantly improve stiffness, it offers unique options to minimize mineral content in existing wall thickness designs to meet weight reduction targets. For new geometries, HAR 3G talc offers a new tool to reduce wall thickness which also contributes to faster cycle times, all leading to lower weight and overall cost reduction,” Scarazzo continues.

HAR 3G talc is available globally and can help OEM’s, resin producers and compounders to develop global material specifications, critical to today’s demanding markets.

Information about these new HAR talc products was available at the Imerys booth at several conferences: SPE International Polyolefins Conference, February 27-28, 2017, in Houston, Texas, Plastics Modification Conference, March 7-9, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, and upcoming 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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