Household goods Imerys minerals improve the mechanical and optical properties of household appliances and white good plastics
Imerys minerals are your ideal solution for achieving the right mechanical properties, heat resistance and whiteness whilst reducing formulation costs of your household appliance and white good components.
Imerys talcs, wollastonites and micas are used to reinforce plastic parts in household appliances such as washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, jug kettles, toasters and irons where they:
- Enhance stiffness and dimensional stability
- Improve noise reduction
- Improve temperature resistance
- Lower formulation costs
- Improve whiteness
Imerys minerals give high temperature rigidity to white goods. They are chemically inert and remain stable in contact with active detergents, food remains and other materials that may be present in washing machines, dishwashers, tumble-driers and similar products.
Imerys calcined clays provide excellent opacifying properties, high whiteness and low specific gravity in thermoplastic sheet used for white goods. When used in combination with TiO2, the color and opacity of thermoplastics can be maintained and cost savings achieved.
We particularly recommend the following products for plastic household appliances:
Imerys talcs increase the rigidity and dimensional stability of garden furniture while reducing the formulation costs.
We recommend our 20µm top-cut talcs for this application.
Full range of minerals
We supply mineral grades covering the full price and brightness spectrum, from ultra white minerals for high brightness applications to more economical, darker minerals for non-visible parts.
Certain of our fine milled products are available in compacted form for easy handling, less dust, improved housekeeping, enhanced compounding throughput and dosing accuracy.
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.