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Rigid packaging

Rigid Packaging Imerys talcs for lightweight rigid packaging and optimized formulation costs

The packaging industry is the largest consumer of plastics today. To mitigate their carbon footprint and control costs, manufacturers are constantly seeking to reduce packaging thickness and weight. Imerys talcs are your ideal solution for achieving lightweight packaging with optimum mechanical properties whilst increasing production output and reducing formulation costs.

Thermoformed PP packaging

Imerys talcs improve the stiffness of thermoformed polypropylene (PP) packaging, allowing manufacturers to reduce wall thickness, improve production output and reduce formulation costs. They are also ideal nucleation agents.

Imerys talcs:

  • Improve flexural modulus enabling downgauging
  • Increase dimensional stability,  reduce thermal expansion, shrinkage, warpage and anisotropy
  • Limit IR absorption
  • Improve barrier properties
  • Are ideal nucleating agents
  • Increase thermal conductivity, speeding up cooling, shortening production cycles
  • Improve cuttability and printability of the finished product
  • Increase heat resistance -  ideal for microwave resistant packaging for prepared meal applications
  • Are chemically inert and infinitely recyclable 
  • Lower the carbon footprint of the final product

Recommended grades for white and color-sensitive applications, food packaging

  • Luzenac OXO
  • Luzenac 8218
  • Mistropack®
  • Mistropack® AMB (Masterbatch form)
  • CrysTalc® for PP nucleation

Recommended grades for non color-sensitive applications, industrial applications

  • Luzenac 1445
  • Luzenac 20M0
  • Luzenac ST30

Injection molded and blow molded polyolefins

In HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE and PP bottles and packaging, Imerys talcs:

  • Increase stiffness and tensile strength enabling downgaging
  • Improve barrier properties
  • Improve heat distortion temperature 

We recommend our Steamic® range for injection and blow molded applications.

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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