Please visit: Imerys Performance Minerals and Talc
1732 N First Street, Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95112 US
Specialty, micronized, and commodity talc products as well as high quality phlogopite and muscovite micas for PP, PE, other polyolefins, TPOs, many engineering thermoplastics, and select thermoset polymers, inlcuding patented and proprietary specialty HAR (high-aspect-ratio) and submicron Jetfine talcs, high performance Cimpact and JetFil line of macrocrystalline talcs; high performing Suzorite and Muscovite mica products, Mistron talcs for film antiblocking and for rubber applications, and other well-known brands of Stellar, JetFil, Silverline, Nicron and Vertal macro-crystalline and micro-crystalline talcs, Kings Mountain and Suzorite micas, plus special surface modified talc and mica grades for enhanced performance in scratch resistance, heat stability, odor reduction, impact resistance, etc.
Talc and Mica could be used in flame retardant formulations for improving mechanical properties. High aspect ratio products such as Luzenac HAR talc as well as mica products are most sutiable as they offer enhanced barier properties that could improve flame retardant performance in many formulations. Talc products also help with enhancing char content and char strength in flame retardant formulations.
PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), Calumet City, Ill., a maker of color and additive concentrates and compounds, has acquired Polysource LLC and its Pinnacle Color subsidiary in Tempe, Ariz.
Exterior wood-fiber composites like decks and rails haven't lived up to some of the early claims of long, maintenance-free life.
Extruded decking still drives the embryonic wood-filled plastics market. But injection and compression molded wood composites are coming on strong, and extruded profiles are moving toward more complex millwork shapes.
Wood-plastic composites, or WPCs, are already a 1.3-billion-lb market and are growing at 20% annually.