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Nyad® For high performance in low VOC industrial coatings and powder coatings

  • Reduced VOC content 
  • Enhanced corrosion resistance 
  • Improved mechanical properties

Nyad® wollastonite is a natural calcium metasilicate. Its low oil absorption, unique mineralogy and acicular morphology make it an ideal extender for high performance low VOC coatings and powder coatings.

SEM photograph of Nyad wollastonite
Nyad’s needle-shaped particle shape reduces internal stress and reinforces mechanical properties of the paint film

Used in high performance coatings formulations, Nyad® wollastonite: 

  • Demonstrates low oil absorption, enabling VOC reduction
  • Improves mechanical properties
  • Enhances corrosion resistance
  • Confers higher flexibility and impact resistance
  • Reduces cracking and checking
  • Supports adhesion
  • Provides high thermal shock resistance
  • Prolongs the service life of coatings


Nyad® is recommended for:

  • Marine and protective coatings
  • Industrial coatings
  • Wind turbine coatings
  • Special purpose / OEM
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive refinishes
  • High heat resistant coatings
  • Pipe coatings



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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