Working at our Technology Centers in John's Creek, Atlanta (USA), Cornwall (UK) and Toulouse (France), our Science & Technology (S&T) teams focus on finding ground-breaking applications for our minerals and new formulations to improve existing applications and meet future needs.
These are just some of our pioneering innovations.
ImerCare® for personal care applications
The ImerCare® perlite, talc, diatomaceous earth and kaolin range is a natural, environmentally-friendly choice for make-up, scrubs, toothpastes, creams, gels, shampoos and deodorants.
Engineered minerals for flame retarded ETP
Imerys has developed a full range of engineered mica, talc and wollastonite reinforcement agents for use pure or in combination with glass fiber in engineering thermoplastics which are increasingly used in under-the-hood parts and for intumescent flame retarded electrical and electronic applications.
Produced using a unique, delaminating process developed in-house which dramatically increases lamellarity and aspect ratio, High Aspect Ratio HAR® talcs improve properties such as stiffness in plastics and impermeability in tires.
Mica MU™ M2/1 for superior stainblocking in primers
Mica MU™ M2/1 is a highly lamellar mica grade with a 20µm top cut. Mica MU™ M2/1 provides excellent performance in solvent- and water-based primer applications requiring superior stain-blocking.
Nyad® wollastonite for low-VOC industrial coatings
Harnessing the unique mineralogy and acicular morphology of wollastonite, Nyad® provides low oil absorption, excellent mechanical properties, adhesion and good anti-corrosion properties, prolonging the service life of coatings.
Barrier Coating Solutions
Imerys Barrier Coating Minerals and Formulations are specially designed for to replace other less environment friendly packaging barrier coatings used in the food and non-food segments of the packaging industry. Easily recyclable, our Barrier Coating Solutions provide a more environment friendly alternative to wax, fluorochemical and petrochemical based polymer coatings.