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Industrial Coatings

Industrial Coatings Imerys minerals improve the all-round performance of industrial paints and primers

Industrial coatings are used to protect a wide range of substrates such as metals, plastics and wood which are exposed to extreme environmental conditions. Imerys minerals provide solutions to boost corrosion resistance and enhance mechanical performance to provide an excellent surface finish. Imerys minerals are excellent solutions for reducing coating VOC content to meet the most stringent environmental regulations.

Used in industrial topcoats and primers, Imerys minerals:

  • Are effective TiO2 extenders reducing formulation costs
  • Improve barrier properties enhancing impermeability and corrosion resistance
  • Provide superior mechanical performance
  • Enhance surface finish
  • Provide gloss control
  • Enhance matting
  • Contribute to VOC and binder reduction to meet the most stringent environmental regulations
  • Enhance abrasion, burnish and scrub resistance
  • Provide UV and weather resistance 
  • Provide lightweighting
  • Improve rheology, paint adhesion and application
  • Are easy to disperse
  • Minimize settling

Suitable applications

  • Coil coatings
  • Powder coatings
  • Marine and protective coatings
  • General metal coatings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Wood protection

An extensive mineral portfolio for industrial coatings

Function  Mineral

 Ground calcium carbonate (GCC)
 Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC)

 Abrasion resistance  Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
 Adhesion   Mica
 Barrier effect  Mica
 Brightness  Ground calcium carbonate (GCC)
 Enamel holdout  Wollastonite
 Gloss control

 Ground calcium carbonate (GCC)
 Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC)

 Lightweighting  Expanded perlite
 Matting   Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
 Mechanical reinforcement 


 Rheology modifier  Kaolin
 TiO2 reduction 

 Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
 Ground calcium carbonate (GCC)
 Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) 

Transparency   Expanded milled perlite (EMP)


Recommend Products:

ClearLite® 6 is a perlite based matting agent designed for coil coatings used for metal roofing, siding, rain ware, structural steel, garage doors, appliances, water heats, lighting, HVAC and a variety of different industrial coatings.

OpTiMat® 2550 is an expanded perlite based matting agent providing high matting efficiency, smooth film texture, excellent burnish and mar resistance in architectural, wood  and industrial coatings application.

OpTiMat® 2040 is an ultra-efficient matting agent that provides lower sheen and deep matt finishes with lower loading level in architectural, wood and industrial coating applications.

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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