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.
Barrikote™ for recyclable barrier coatings
Imerys Barrikote™ water-based barrier formulation for recyclable packaging applications including hot and cold cups. Barrikote™ water-based formulations create a recyclable barrier for paperboard, the new green alternative solution to PE-lined paper cups, straws and cup liners.
ImerCare® for personal care applications
The ImerCare® perlite, diatomaceous earth and kaolin range is a natural, environmentally-friendly choice for make-up, scrubs, toothpastes, creams, gels, shampoos and deodorants.
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.
Engineered minerals for flame retarded ETP
Imerys has developed a full range of engineered talc, mica, kaolin clay 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.
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.
Environmentally friendly porcelain ceramic tiles
RR-1 is a ball clay designed to maximize green strength in porcelain ceramic tiles minimizing the use of less environmentally friendly binders. It is also processed to minimize energy. Crudes are stored in a way to maximize natural drying resulting in minimized mechanical drying.
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.