Imerys releases JetWhite® 7C talc for engineered polymers
September 17, 2015
Imerys Talc, a member of the Filtration and Performance Additives division, and the world’s leading talc producer, has just completed a significant investment at its Timmins talc production facilities in Ontario, Canada, in order to produce JetWhite 7C talc. JetWhite 7C is a new, North American sourced high purity (99%), extremely platy and ultrafine talc, utilizing a proprietary beneficiation process with a brightness of 92 Y.
JetWhite® 7C is the latest addition to the Imerys portfolio of talcs, and along with Jetfine 3CW, are the only bright white talcs produced exclusively from North American ore deposits. JetWhite 7C talc is recommended for enhanced stiffness, HDT, dimensional stability, impact strength, and aesthetics in engineered polymers, particularly polypropylene and TPO systems. Color quality is a key benefit of the Imerys talc portfolio, leading to better lot-to-lot consistency, helping to improve compounders’ overall operating efficiencies and maximizing output. JetWhite 7C is a new and profit enhancing choice for compounders supplying markets including automotive, appliance, and packaging, among others. It can also be used for enhanced reinforcement in engineered thermoplastics, foamed plastics, plastic films, and in nucleation of semi-crystalline plastics.
“With the addition of JetWhite 7C, IMERYS has developed the most complete portfolio of talc produced exclusively from North American ore deposits. From micro-crystalline talc with low brightness, to very bright white, Imerys can help our customers meet nearly any challenge, economic or technical,” reports Chris Scarazzo, Market Manager – Polymers for Imerys. “We have invested heavily in mineral beneficiation that extends the performance of talc to challenge the performance of other non-talc minerals and additives to reduce cost significantly, while maintaining performance.”
JetWhite 7C will be featured at the Imerys booth at SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference, October 4-7, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.
About Imerys Talc
Imerys Talc is the world’s leading talc producer with talc mines and processing plants in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United States. Employing some 1,000 people, Imerys Talc offers an unparalleled range of talcs and related minerals that enhance performance in paper, paints, plastics, ceramics, personal care products, rubber agriculture and pharmaceuticals. (www.imerystalc.com)
About Imerys Group
A leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €3.7 billion revenue and 14,900 employees in 2014, Imerys transforms a unique range of minerals to deliver essential functions (heat resistance, mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are essential to its customers' products and manufacturing processes.
Whether mineral components, functional additives, process enablers or finished products, Imerys’ solutions contribute to the quality of a great number of applications in consumer goods, industrial equipment or construction. Combining expertise, creativity and attentiveness to customers’ needs, the Group’s international teams constantly identify new applications and develop high value-added solutions under a determined approach to responsible development. These strengths enable Imerys to develop through a sound, profitable business model. (www.imerys.com)