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Compressibility and cohesion

Compressibility and cohesion ImerCare® 100% natural kaolin improve cohesion in dry and wet processed powders

ImerCare® K Series improve cohesion in dry- and wet-processed powders.ImerCare natural kaolins are ideal for preventing cracking in dry- and wet-processed pressed powders and compacts.

Dry processing

Compared to standard talcs and other additives used in pressed powders, our premium talc product  ImerCare® 08K demonstrates high fracture resistance, improving the compressibility and cohesion of dry pressed powders and compacts.

Wet processing

ImerCare® 08K is optimal for use in wet processes where they prevent cracking.

The new global trend for producing pressed powders is to use a wet processing method that consists of adding the powder in a slurry form and then vacuum pressing it to produce the dry pressed powder. Conventional talcs are susceptible to cracking during this process.


All Imerys cosmetic products are natural, high quality, chemically inert, and offer good skin tolerance- they are not treated with chemicals during processing. These attributes enable them to be used in cosmetic products that comply with cosmetic directive regulation (EC) n° 1223/2009.


Ecocert – Cosmos logo

All unsterilized ImerCare® kaolin grades are Cosmos and Ecocert approved. Certificates of origin and additional documentation are available upon request. * with the exception of Imercare 02KS

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.

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