Environmentally friendly talc for plastic packaging industry

27-May-16
Imerys talc produced from our Montana ore deposits contribute a mere 100kg CO2 per ton. This means that when talc is used with olefins at a 40-50% loading, the carbon footprint can be reduced by 15-20%. Additionally, Imerys is an industry leader in environmental responsibility with world class milling equipment and land reclamation. There are other benefits of talc for rigid packaging. Strength can be improved significantly, permitting new thin wall designs without compromising performance. Higher heat resistance is also achievable. Imerys talc filled materials have also demonstrated an acceptable processing window for both sheet and thermoforming to help assure conversion costs can also be maintained. “Imerys has the widest mineral portfolio for the packaging industry, and our industry leading technical capabilities to customize solutions for our customers makes us unique”, reports Chris Scarazzo, Market Manager, Polymers. “In addition to the outstanding improvements in stiffness for thin wall designs and material cost savings, our talc can also help producers achieve higher thermal performance for microwaveable applications and higher temperature requirements. These benefits, combined with industry leading environmental quality and a lower carbon footprint, make Imerys talc a compelling option for polypropylene and polyethylene compounds as well as masterbatch products”.
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