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Imerys minerals restore mechanical properties to recycled plastics

Recycled plastics tend to lose in mechanical performance during the recycling process and need to be reinforced for more demanding applications. Imerys minerals restore mechanical properties to recycled plastics.

Imerys talcs restore mechanical properties such as:

  • Stiffness
  • Dimensional stability
  • Heat resistance

A 20% loading of our Steagreen® talc in recycled PP will match the performance of a commercial talc-filled PP compound and can be used for more demanding engineering applications.

Talc boosts recycling rates

Talc, when used in an incompatible polymer mix, helps the dispersion of the discontinuous phase and so provides a more uniform material with improved mechanical properties.

We offer a full range of talc grades with different finenesses of grind. 
Contact us to help you to select exactly the right talc to achieve an optimum cost-performance ratio.

Applications benefitting from Imerys talc usage

Recycled nylons

Imerys micas such as our Suzorite® range are ideal for reinforcing recycled nylons where they improve HDT, stiffness and shrinkage.

Glass fiber alternative

In recycled polyamide, Imerys minerals make excellent cost-effective alternatives to glass fiber.

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.

Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help

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