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Surface friction control

Surface friction control Harnessing Imerys talc's natural softness to reduce coefficient of friction

Talc is highly lamellar and the softest mineral on the planet, rating 1 on the Mohs hardness scale. This natural property prevents surface friction.

Imerys talcs reduce paper surface friction:

  • Eliminating crepe wrinkles and core burst problems
  • Preventing breaks during reel changes
  • Improving spool tension
  • Improving runnability
  • Preventing wear and abrasion on reels, cutters and other converting equipment
  • Making paperboard easier to fold

They are ideal for the high speeds required by LWC plants.

We offer a full range technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

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Paper & Board