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Opacity, dry hiding and TiO2 extension Imerys talcs - cost- effective TiO2 extenders

Imerys talcs make excellent, cost-effective eco-friendly extenders to hiding pigments such as TiO2.

Imerys talc products:

  • Are highly lamellar with a high specific surface area. This promotes the formation of air filled voids in the film as it dries, giving an effect of dry hiding above the CPVC.
  • Improve TiO2 utilization through better spacing, optimizing prime pigment efficiency
  • Are suitable for waterborne and solvent-borne paints and primers
  • Are ideal for flexographic inks

Our Jetfine® 1 ultrafine, high-brightness, micronized talc products give excellent dry hiding power in low-to-high PVC decorative paints.

Jetfine® 1 is:

  • An excellent alternative to opaque polymers and synthetic aluminum silicate
  • Ideal for VOC-compliant alkyd paints
  • Suitable for use in outdoor and indoor coatings

Mistron® Monomix G talc is an excellent TiO2 extender in all decorative paints and specifically recommended for flexographic inks due to its whiteness, fineness of grind and particle size distribution.

Mistron® Monomix G allows formulators to:

  • Reduce TiO2 content by 20 to 25%
  • Maintain whiteness and opacity
  • Obtain 5 to 9% savings on formulation costs

Our Steopac® and Steabright® talc chlorites are also ideal TiO2 extenders in decorative paints.

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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