LONDON, UK. 13 October 2022 – At K 2022, taking place 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany, Elementis will showcase its extensive portfolio of high-performance industrial grade talc products for a broad range of plastic applications. The highlight will be the recently developed K Line products.
Elementis lamellar Finntalcs are natural performance minerals which significantly improve the mechanical strength and dimensional stability of polymer compounds. Our additives support the reduction of carbon emissions in industries such as automotive, electrical and electronics through light weighting, be it enabling polymers to replace metal parts, or allowing for thinner wall designs at equal strength. In addition, specialized talc can improve color consistency and surface appearance of plastic parts.
Elementis talc grades such as Finntalc M04SLC are already widely used in plastics serving a wide range of industries, such as automotive, electrical and electronics as it delivers highly effective mechanical strength that enables the compound to replace metal parts or reduce the wall thickness of plastics parts.
The new Finntalc K Line enhances mechanical performance of plastics with respect to flexural and tensile modulus. This means it is ideal for automobile manufacturing and can be incorporated effectively into plastics used under the hood, inside the cabin, HVAC as well as improving the performance of recycled plastics.
Talc is also an ideal additive to improve the performance of recycled plastics, broadening their range of usability. Being the softest mineral on earth, talc brings benefits during compounding, such as decreased wear of equipment.
Elementis is a global partner with an excellent industrial talc portfolio and extensive application knowledge. Being largely backwards-integrated with its own talc mines located in Finland as well as using a unique purification process, Elementis provides a secure supply of consistent high quality products.
At K 2022, Elementis experts will be available to discuss the applications and benefits of various talc grades, including:
• Finntalc grades that are purified in a cascade of multiple flotation cells. This process results in a tight definition of the talc composition. In combination with a precisely controlled particle size distribution, this ensures excellent reproducibility in formulations. This is an essential requirement for high-tech applications.
• Plustalc grades provide a higher level of brightness and low iron content which makes them ideal for plastics for certain applications where low iron is needed.
• Microtalc grades that are based on the highest purity talc ores.
Visit Elementis booth in hall 8b, stand E81, to discuss the benefits of our products to the processing and final performance profile for plastics compounders.
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