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Sunscreen Protection

Sunscreen Protection Imerys minerals protect growing fruit from UV rays and disease

Sunburn and heat stress can damage up to 40% of a typical crop of apples, grapes, pears and plums. Imerys Kaolin, talc and ground calcium carbonate (GCC) can be used to coat fruit in a protective film, protecting the crop from heat stress.

Our kaolin, GCC and talc minerals can:

  • Reduce surface temperatures
  • Lowers sunburn by up to 60%
  • Are easy to disperse
  • Demonstrate good covering 
  • Do not affect coloring 
  • Reduces moisture loss, meaning bigger fruits
  • Won’t wash off during watering
  • Are non abrasive and won’t cause wear on washing water recovery systems

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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