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Pipes Imerys talcs maximize the mechanical performance of polyolefin pipes enabling downgaging

Imerys talcs are your ideal cost-effective, multifunctional reinforcement fillers which improve the ring stiffness of plastic pipes enabling downgaging.

Due to its lamellarity, Imerys talc outperforms other fillers in PP and PE pipes, improving ring stiffness values, allowing manufacturers to downgage pipes and reduce costs. 

For example, 20% loading of Imerys talc could allow a 10% reduction in pipe thickness.

Imerys talc:

  • Improves ring stiffness
  • Increases temperature resistance
  • Improves dimensional stability, by reducing thermal expansion and shrinkage
  • Increases heat conductivity
  • Maintains polymer melt strength

We recommend our 20µm top-cut talcs for this application. 

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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