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Burnish, scrub & abrasion resistance

Burnish, scrub & abrasion resistance Imerys minerals enhance burnish, scrub and abrasion resistance

Imerys minerals improve the durability of the paint film and considerably increase burnish, wet scrub and abrasion resistance.


Our leucophyllite-based products, Eco-Phyl® and Plastorit® are derived from a unique coalescence of chlorite, mica and quartz.  The combination of lamellar chlorite and mica particles with nodular shaped quartz particles imparts excellent scrub resistance in decorative coating enabling formulations to be upgraded to a superior class. Eco-Phyl® and Plastorit® allow manufacturers to lower resin content and to formulate at higher PVC levels without sacrificing scrub performance.


Nyad® wollastonite grades have a needle-like structure which reinforces coating films, providing durability, superior burnish, scrub and abrasion resistance and color retention. They are ideal for architectural paints as well as industrial, protective and marine coatings.


Opacilite calcined kaolin significantly improves scrub resistance. Mineral extenders usually rely on high binder absorption to give increased dry film opacity (dry hiding), but this higher binder absorption has a detrimental effect of scrub resistance. Opacilite is different because the internal voids, which provide opacity, do not absorb binder. Calcined clay particles are relatively hard and contribute to the abrasion resistance of the dry film.

NeoGen® MX is a structured calcined kaolin designed to provide excellent performance in matt decorative paints combining optimum opacity and scrub resistance. The irregular structure and particle size distribution of NeoGen® MX allows formulators to achieve superior optical properties while maintaining excellent burnish and scrub resistance in matt decorative paints.

Natural diatomaceous earth

EcoFlat natural diatomaceous earth grades are designed for matting low VOC decorative emulsion paints where, in addition to effective matting, its low oil absorption and high hardness confer excellent burnish and scrub resistance.



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.

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