Recycled plastics

Our solutions for recyclers can boost the performance of recycled plastics to enable their use in higher-value applications.
Recycled plastics

A natural boost for recycled plastics

With increasing global legislation, the planet needs better ways to recycle plastic.

The current challenge for recycled plastics is to ensure that the mechanical properties of these eco-friendly materials—which tend to deteriorate during the recycling process—are maintained or even enhanced to enable them to meet ever more stringent specifications and remain cost-effective.

Imerys minerals can enhance the properties of recycled plastics whilst allowing you to reduce costs.

Steagreen® is an engineered talc* designed specifically to restore mechanical properties to recycled plastics, enabling their use in more highly demanding applications.

Calcium carbonates, including our ImerCarb™ and PolCarb™ ranges, provide cost optimization while improving optical and mechanical properties.

Micas (including our Suzorite® range) are ideal for reinforcing recycled nylons, where they improve stiffness and shrinkage. 

In recycled polyamide, Imerys talcs, wollastonites and micas make excellent cost-effective alternatives to glass fiber, restoring mechanical properties, improving heat resistance and delivering recycled plastics that can be used for more demanding engineering applications.

Our minerals restore mechanical properties such as:

  • Stiffness
  • Dimensional stability
  • Heat resistance

*Talc products are not available in the USA and Canada. Contact us for an alternative range.