Paint & Coatings

IMERYS Kaolin is a major supplier of high quality kaolin additives to the paint, ink and coatings industries throughout the world.
Our minerals particle shape, size, colour and chemistry allow important paint properties to be modified, allowing you to control the quality and performance of your formulation.
Paint properties we can modify significantly are whiteness, opacity and gloss. Depending on the formulation, our materials can also modify rheology, paint stability, stain resistance and barrier properties
Our latest innovations are OptiGloss™, an ultra-fine kaolin TiO2 extender from IMERYS designed for high gloss water paints, and ImerSilk™, a fine kaolin extender for decorative water-based semi-gloss and silk paints.
Use the Product Selector to identify Imerys products appropriate for your specific application and the property you want to modify. The product selector will present you with a range of datasheets and applications advice.
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 use of extenders in the paint, ink and coatings industries.

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Imerys Paint & Coatings Product Overview
OptiGloss™ XD - Universal extender for high gloss paints
PoleStar™ -High performance TiO2 extenders for decorative matt paints
OptiGloss™ - Ultrafine kaolin extender for decorative gloss paints
ImerSilk™ - Fine kaolin extender for decorative semi-gloss and silk paints
Opacilite™ - Durable TiO2 extender for high quality matt paints
Supreme™ - Premium opacifying mineral for titanium dioxide extension
NeoGen® MX - improved optical performance engineered calcined kaolin for decorative coatings
ImerCure™ X10 - State-of-the-art matting agent for UV wood furniture coatings


To find out how our products can help your products and processes please contact us

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Product Spotlight


Supreme™ premium kaolin from IMERYS gives multiple benefits when used in decorative matt wall paints, functioning both as an opacifying extender and also as a rheology modifier.
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