Plastics & Film

IMERYS Kaolin is a major supplier of high quality kaolin additives to the plastics and film industries throughout the world.

Our mineral processing expertise allows us to offer innovative mineral additive solutions to match the requirements of your plastic and film applications.

Calcined clay grades (InFilm 200, PoleStar 200R) are used extensively as antiblock additives in plastic films and as infrared barrier additives in plastic films for agricultural and greenhouse applications. For more a more detailed study see the related topic below.

For Thermosets we can supply a range of high whiteness materials where colour is critical and low cost materials where filling / bulking is needed.

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 calcium carbonates and kaolins in the plastic and film industries. Please refer to these sections for examples of innovative products.

Published Papers

Composites of polyamide 6 and silicate nanotubes of the minerals halloysite: Influence of molecular weight on thermal, mechanical and rheological properties.
(Elsevier, 04/2010)

Related Topics

The Use of Calcined Kaolins as Antiblocking Agents
Opacilite™ Ultra for TiO2 Extension in Thermoplastics

Product Related Literature

Anti-blocking efficiency
Polarite™ 102A for Thermoplastics
Polarite™ for Polyamides


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

Mike Bird

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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