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Oral care Imerys kaolin and perlite provide a whitening and gentle polishing effect in toothpaste

Imerys kaolin and perlite are ideal natural whitening and gentle polishing agents for toothpaste, proven to not harm teeth.

Our kaolin product, Kaowhite® 1149, has been designed to give the best balance between cleaning performance and enamel abrasivity. As compared to commercial toothpaste that contains hydrous silica, toothpaste based on Kaowhite® 1149 shows about half the abrasivity, which delivers long-term health and durability benefits for teeth, while still demonstrating excellent cleaning properties.

Our perlite based product, ImerCare® PerlWhite 19, has been engineered to obtain optimized particle shape and size, making it an ideal and gentle polishing agent for boosting toothpaste.

Toothpastes containing ImerCare® PerlWhite 19 clean the surface of the teeth without scratching, minimizing damage to enamel, dentin, root surfaces, and gum tissue.


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.


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ImerCare® PerlWhite 19 is Cosmos approved. Kaopolite® 1149 is USP certified and manufactured under cGMP manufacturing guidelines. Certificates of origin and additional documentation are available upon request.

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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