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Water-Based Adhesives

Water-Based Adhesives Imerys offers a broad range of mineral solutions for natural and soluble polymers

Imerys offers a broad range of mineral solutions for natural and soluble polymers as well as latex acrylic water-borne adhesives used for adhesive papers, labels, cardboard and wallpaper.

Natural polymer and soluble polymer adhesives

Our ground calcium carbonates (GCC) and kaolin are cost-effective solutions for natural polymer and soluble polymer water-borne adhesives.

We recommend:

  • LiquiCarb™  - fine marble or chalk-based calcium carbonate slurry solutions
  • PolCarb™ / ImerCarb™ - cost-effective, uncoated ground calcium carbonate products
  • Polwhite™ - medium particle size kaolin providing good viscosity stability over time and good anti-warpage properties. Available in a range of particle size to suit viscosity profile
  • Argirec™ - medium particle size kaolin giving a stable viscosity profile over time, only available as powder. Color of the mineral matches the color of the test liner substrate. Argirec™ is particularly suitable for PVA adhesives used in high speed paper lamination

 

Latex acrylic

Imerys carbonates , kaolin,  mica and wollastonite are solutions of choice for improving the properties of latex acrylic adhesives. 

  • Polwhite™ is a medium particle size kaolin providing good viscosity stability over time. Polwhite™ is particularly recommended for pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA).
  • Speswhite™ is ultrafine, high brightness kaolin, providing good reinforcement. Speswhite™ is particularly suited for sandable acrylic sealants.
  • Devolite™ is pre-dispersed coarse kaolin which is pH buffered with a closely defined fines content. Devolite™ facilitates high loading and barrier properties in high quality latex seals.

We offer a full range of custom 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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Adhesives, Caulks & Sealants