Industrial Mineral Powder
The term industrial minerals is used to describe naturally occurring nonmetallic minerals that are used extensively in a variety of industrial operations. Industrial minerals are used in abrasives, absorbents, agricultural additives, ceramics, chemicals, drilling mud, electronics, filtration media, flame retardants, glass, paint, paper, metal castings, pigments and synthetic fibers, to name just a few.
Calcium carbonate (CaCo3) is available in nature in limestone or calcite forms and in different colors from white up to gray. It is one of the most common filling materials in different industries like Paint industries, Plastic, Granule P.V.C., Wire & Cable, Enamel, Paper, Adhesive and Resin and Chemical Industries. Followings are the real reasons for benefiting from calcium carbonate:
- Suitable price
- 2- Little absorption of oil
- 3- Low hardness
- 4- Easy distribution & good brightness
Coated calcium carbonate or simple calcium carbonate has been coated with a soft layer of Stearic acid (a form of fatty acids). Consumption rate is between 0.5 to 3 weight percent.
Coated calcium carbonate has a lubricating property and is waterproof as well. There are various types of acids in accordance with required application in plastic industry.