Functional Fillers

We carry a full line of functional fillers, minerals and pigments. These products can enhance the physical characteristics and properties of your coatings, plastics, adhesives and allied applications. Some examples would be adding abrasion resistance, gloss control, chemical resistance and flattening in coatings and heat resistance, and flame retardancy and impact resistance in various polymers.

 

EP Minerals produces CELATOM® Diatomaceous earth (Diatomite/Diatomaceous Silica), Perlite and cellulose fibers. The products are used as flatting agents, thixatropes, fillers, and filter agents.

Products

  • CELATOM® Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
  • Perlite - naturally occurring volcanic rock
  • Cellulose - specially selected bleach wood pulp
  • CELATHIX™ - a thixatrope made from micro-fibrillated polyethylene fibers.


IMERYS Talc is the world leader in mining and supply of talc with 11 mines and 20 processing plants.

Products

  • Vertal® - Highly lamellar talc for flatting, film reinforcement, stain blocking properties.
  • Nicron® - General purpose talc with high purity and high brightness for architectural and industrial coatings.
  • Mistron® - Micronized talcs that serve as unique thixotropes and flatting pigments.
  • JETFIL® and  ARTIC MIST® - High purity, high brightness Canadian lamellar talc for outstanding fatting, moisture and barrier properties.

Products

  • Corrosion Inhibiting Pigments – Borates, molybdate, phosphate, and blended chemistries
  • Specialty Inhibitors – Flash rust, liquids, multi-metal, organics, and VCI’s
  • Tannin Stain Inhibitors
  • Flame Retardants, Smoke Suppressants, Phosphating Catalysts

Kinsley Materials is a producer of ground Calcium Carbonate limestone products. These economical grades of limestone are produced in a York, PA plant and find usage in many applications including rubber compounding, plastics compounding, construction and building materials, coatings, and adhesives. Various particle sizes are available under the GPR trade name.

Products

  • GPR-200: 200 Mesh grade
  • GPR-325: 325 Mesh grade
  • GPR-6: 6 micron grade
  • GPR-4: 4 micron grade

Mississippi Lime produces precipitated Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate, hydrated lime and quicklime (Calcium Oxide) products that serve customers coast-to-coast and internationally in a wide variety of markets ranging from industrial to food additive chemicals.

Products

  • Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) - One of the most versatile chemicals used in the modern paint/coatings, ink and paper making markets. PCC is a cost effective material used to improve the physical characteristics of finished products.
    • Magnum Gloss® family of products are designed for coating applications and are available in powder and slurry form.
    • Magnum Fil™ family of products are desined for filler applications and are also available in powder and slurry form.
    • VitaCal® PCC is high purity carbonate used in a variety of food industry applications. PolyCal PT1 is a treated PCC produced for the PVC and Plastics Industries.
  • Calcium oxide can be utilized in a variety of applications because of its physical and chemical qualities.  Mississippi Lime's calcium oxide product families and description are shown below:
    • Standard Quicklime is produced and sold in several sizes.
    • Pulverized Quicklime is available in both a treated and untreated form for use in glass, fiberglass, and steel industries.
    • VitaCal® O Calcium Oxide is a very high purity calcium oxide used in both the chemical and food industries. 
    • MicroCal® O Calcium Oxide can be applied into a wide variety of chemical manufacturing applications where purity and reactivity are important. 
    • PetroCal™ O Calcium Oxide is designed to meet the exacting requirements of the petroleum additives industry. 
    • PolyCal® O Calcium Oxide is produced for the Rubber and Plastics Industries where tight sizing and reactivity control are essential. 
    • ThermoCal™ O Calcium Oxide is a product having unique heat generation characteristics
    • Calcium hydroxide {Ca(OH)2}, or commonly referred to as hydrated lime, is a refined mineral product.
     

    R.J. Marshall Co.

    RJ Marshall offers a broad base of products to both the cast polymer market and the wire and cable industry. R.J. Marshall's flame retardant and smoke suppressant division, Marshall Additive Technologies, services a full range of particulate solutions to manufactures for a variety of applications.

    Products

    • ATH (Alumina tri-hydrate, hydrated alumina)
    • Pro-lite lightweight fillers
    • Antimony tri-oxide replacement flame retardants
    • Spectra-Sand colored fillers

    Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC is a mining and milling operation that employs dry grinding, air milling, and air classification process.

    Products

    • Wollastonite - sold under the Vansil tradename.


    Sachtleben manufactures a unique range of white pigments and extenders, and supplies innovative products in the fields of titanium dioxide and functional additives.

    Products

    • Blanc Fixe: Precipitated Barium Sulfate
      • Blanc fixe N is the standard grade with an average particle diameter of approx. 3 µm and an extremely low salt content. This product is notable for its excellent dispersibility and extremely low oil absorption.
      • Sachtofine P - 1 micron powder coatings grade with tight particle size distribution packaged in PE bags.
      • Blanc fixe F and Blanc fixe Super F -excellent dispersibility, neutral odor and good rheological characteristics.  These grades have an average particle diameter of 1 µm and  are used in plastics, paper, powder-coating systems, and paints and coatings.
      • Blanc Fixe Micro - Sachtleben micro has an average particle diameter of only 0.7 µm., exceptionally low binder requirement and excellent dispersibility.
      • Blanc Fixe USP- Incorporated as an additive in masterbatches and compounds for use in X-ray opaque plastics for production of catheters, and drainage tubes. Blanc fixe XR renders these items visible on the X-ray screen.
      • Nano-Barium Sulfate (Sachtoperse) SACHTOPERSE, an ultrafine barium-sulfate-based functional additive permits innovative potentials for the optimization of paint properties. In high-quality paints and coatings, SACHTOPERSE contributes to efficient deflocking of the colored pigments
      • Titanium Dioxide-Sulfate Process