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Industrial paints

Industrial paints Imerys minerals improve the all-round performance of your industrial paints and primers

Imerys minerals are excellent, environment friendly solutions for improving the all-round performance of your industrial paint and primer formulations.

Imerys minerals make excellent multifunctional pigments, fillers and extenders in industrial topcoats and primers, where they:

  • Improve barrier properties enhancing impermeability and corrosion resistance
  • Contribute to VOC reduction
  • Reduce mud cracking
  • Enhance scrub, color, UV and weather resistance
  • Improve rheology, paint adhesion and application
  • Are easy to disperse
  • Minimize settling
  • Are natural, environmentally friendly solutions


Imerys minerals are ideal for:

  • Automotive paints, marine coatings, coil coatings, can coatings and high solids coatings
  • All solvent borne, water borne and powder coating bases: acrylics, polyurethanes, polyesters, melamine resins, single-package and two-package epoxies, and oils.
  • Traffic paints


We particularly recommend:

Our Engineered talcs which are proven anti-corrosion mineral pigments for demanding applications such as:

  • Marine coatings
  • Heavy industrial maintenance coatings
  • General industrial coatings
  • Direct to metal paints.

Our Vertal® products

Vertal® products are highly lamellar (platy), multi-functional, cost-effective mineral pigments that improve the performance and reduce the formulated costs of interior and exterior latex paints and primers.

Nyad® wollastonite for high performance low VOC coatings.

Nyad's low oil absorption, unique mineralogy and acicular morphology make it an ideal extender for high performance, low VOC coatings such as:

  • Marine and protective coatings
  • Industrial coatings
  • Wind turbine coatings
  • Special purpose / OEM coatings
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive refinishes
  • High heat resistant coatings

We offer a full range of bespoke formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help

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