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Minerals and Additives

Industry Overview:
  As demand increases for all-natural and biocompatible products, so does the market for minerals and mineral additives. They enhance everyday products like toothpaste and diapers, and are key components in construction materials like insulation and asphalt roofing shingles. Many other industries rely on minerals and mineral additives to boost product value, from construction and paints to plastics and oil drilling.

Minerals and additives can impart a wide variety of advantages to products, including tensile strength, flexibility, reduced water retention, filtration, and microbial resistance. The largest advantage they offer, however, is the ability to reduce the carbon footprint. Because they are naturally occurring, mineral waste is not harmful to the environment; additionally, mineral additives require relatively low energy in processing.

Common Applications:
  • Mineral Additives – Natural, Synthetic
  • Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Mica, Feldspar, Perlite, Etc.
  • Opacity, Whiteness, Gloss, Etc.
  • Compounding
  • Extenders
  • Fillers
  • Processing
  • Resistance – Abrasion, Burnishing, Etc.
  • Particles – Shape, Size, Density, Etc.
  • Cross-Linking
  • Films
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