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VOC reduction

VOC reduction Imerys lamellar minerals with low resin demand are ideal for low-VOC coatings

Formulators of high performance coatings need fine grind fillers that combine chemical inertness and lamellarity with low resin demand. Imerys minerals are ideal for reducing VOC content of coatings, helping formulators meet increasingly stringent regulations governing VOC emissions as well as their own Life-Cycle Assessment and sustainable development agendas.


Nyad® wollastonite is a natural calcium metasilicate (CaSiO3). Its low oil absorption, unique mineralogy and acicular morphology make it an ideal extender for high performance, low VOC coatings:

Nyad® provides:

  • Improved mechanical properties
  • Enhanced corrosion resistance

It is ideal for:

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


Imerys offers a range of talcs which not only combine chemical inertness and brightness but have a low resin demand.

Using talc in solvent-based paints and primers allows manufacturers to:

  • Reduce the amount of additional solvent required for application
  • Achieve good filling rates
  • Enhance anti-corrosion performance

We specifically recommend our talc chlorites and engineered talcs for high-build, low VOC coatings:

  • Mistron® 230
  • Steamas®
  • Luzenac 0
  • Luzenac ST 60
  • Mistron® 754 G


A natural coalescence of three lamellar minerals: mica, chlorite and quartz. This combination gives low viscosities in polar coatings allowing a maximum filling rate while still achieving low solvent emissions.

Our Eco-Phyl® grade is an excellent solution for low- and zero-VOC interior and exterior decorative paints.

Plastorit® is ideal for low-VOC paints and high solids epoxy-based coatings such as marine 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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