Impact, stiffness & dimensional control

Numerous minerals will impart added strength, stiffness and impact resistance to plastics created for a range of high-performance applications.

Engineered for added value

If you’re looking for reinforcing fillers for polypropylene, thermoplastic olefin and engineering thermoplastics, we offer a flexible range of mineral solutions. 

Wollastonite, such as our Nyglos® range, will improve heat deflection temperature, stiffness and surface appearance in engineering thermoplastics. For plastics applications that need improved mechanical properties and sound damping, try our Suzorite® range of micas. 

We recommend our Polarite™ calcined kaolin and hydrous kaolin range if you want to boost impact strength and modulus in polyamides, while talc-based products* such as Jetfine® and HAR® are made for boosting stiffness and impact resistance for applications such as vehicle bodywork, dashboards, door pillars and trim. 

Minerals such as mica, calcined kaolin, wollastonite and talc improve performance and extend your raw materials. 

In particular, Imerys minerals are ideal for improving the mechanical properties of plastics for:

  • Automotive parts
  • White goods
  • Domestic appliances
  • Garden furniture
  • E&E housings
  • Wood-plastic composites
  • Recycled plastic goods

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