Odor & VOC reduction Imerys minerals reduce odor and VOC emissions in plastic compounds
Imerys minerals have an odor diluting effect in applications such as automotive parts, building materials, flooring and packaging.
During polymer transformation processes, the heat and shear energy inputs required to melt the polymer cause bond-breakages of the polymer molecules, leading to undesirable reactions.
The free radicals generated can attack other polymer molecules or react with oxygen in the air to form low-molecular-weight, oxygen-containing chemicals such as aldehydes and ketones.
These chemicals can evaporate into the air as odorous volatiles.
- Demonstrate high absorption power minimizing odor release
- Maintain mechanical properties
- Improve thermal resistance
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.