Plastics & Film

Imerys Kaolin is a major supplier of high quality mineral additives to the Plastic and Film industries throughout the world.

All of our products are supported by a high standard of technical service, product development and research from a team of highly experienced scientists and specialists in the application of kaolin’s in the plastic and film industries. We are able to provide guidance on how to compound our materials into final applications.

A principal feature of kaolin is its fine particle size, plate like or lamellar particle shape. These high performance additives provide an excellent balance of properties in multiple applications including improved optical performance and the potential for enhancing functionality and the reduction of formulation raw material costs.

In certain applications like µPVC flooring, Kaolin’s are used, typically in combination with ground calcium carbonates, to improve the scratch resistance. Their platey structure also helps improve anti-curl properties. Calcined Kaolin’s are used extensively as antiblock additives in plastic films and as infrared barrier additives in plastic films for agricultural and greenhouse applications. By selection of mineral additives and concentrations, polyethylene films can be modified of the demands of the end user.


  • Specialty Films
  • Polyolefin Films
  • Agricultural Films
  • Polyolefin Masterbatch
  • Antiblocking
  • PVCp Cables
  • PVCp Plastipols

Look at the Product Finder section of this website to find the best kaolin products for your particular Plastics & Film grade, or contact us at one of our regional offices.

Plastics & Elastomers Brochure