Functional Fillers

Mineral Fillers

MAGRIS TALC© series - lamellar and microcrystalline talcs for Paints & Coatings applications

Mineral fillers for paint and coatings improve or influence technical and / or optical properties such as colour, hiding power and brightness. They are used to increase the volume, change the material density value and reduce the formulation costs of end customers. Other properties can be the anticorrosion protection in lacquers, influence of rheology in paints, increase scratch resistance and improve UV protection or flame-resistance of end products.

Rheology PerformancePhysical Properties
 
  • Cost-Effective Thixotrope
  • Sag Resistance
  • Slump Resistance
  • Anti-Settling Properties
  • Easy to Disperse
 
 
  • Softest Mineral on earth
  • Highly Lamellar and Platy
  • Hydrophobic
  • Oleophilic (natural affinity with oils)
  • Inert
 
rheology-performance-and-physical-properties--.pdf

ARTIC MIST©, CIMPACT©, JetWhite©, JetFill©, JetFill©M, MAGRIS TALC MISTRON©, NICRON©, SIERRALITE©, SILVERLINE©, STELLAR©, VERTAL©, YELLOWSTONE©

In the modern world of paint industry today, talc is more than a simple mineral filler. MAGRIS TALC offers highly lamellar talc products as well as microcrystalline and engineered types fine-grades reduced. 

Bright white JETWHITE© und MISTRON© products as well as cost-effective NICRON© and SILVERLINE© products offer the laboratory developer a high degree of flexibility to balance the advantages of technical colour performance and improved process ability with rising raw material prices and higher production output.

ProductFormApplicationBenefitsD50 sedigraphD98 sedigraphBrightness [GEB]
JetWhite© 1H/HCNatural white powder, submicron talc, bagsAdditive for decorative paints, can coatingFor maximum hiding power and brightness, TiO2 extender1,1ca. 6
(Hegman 7.5)
Y90
JetWhite© 7H/HCNatural white powder, ultrafine talc, bagsAdditive for decorative paints, can coatingFor maximum hiding power and brightness, TiO2 extender1,9ca. 8
(Hegman 7)
Y91
NICRON© 665Natural white powder, microcrystalline talc, bagsArchitectural and industrial primers and topcoatsFilm strength and flexibility, provides barrier properties, very bright1,2ca. 9
(Hegman 6.5)
87
MISTRON©
MONOMIX
Natural white powder, micronzed talc, bagsEngineered and high performance, industrial and primers, protective coatingsHigh surface area and tight top-size control, anticorrosive functionality, rheology contribution2ca. 10
(Hegman 6)
88
NICRON© 604
SILVERLINE© 604
Natural white powder, microcrystalline talc, bagsArchitectural and industrial primers and topcoatsFilm strength and flexibility, provides barrier properties, improve corrosion resistance and stain-blocking ability2,3ca. 12
(Hegman 6)
85
STELLAR© 510Natural white powder, lamellar talc, bagsArchitectural and topcoats where high brightness is neededFilm strength and flexibility, provides barrier properties, very bright5ca. 15
(Hegman 5.5)
Y88
SILVERLINE© 504Natural white powder, microcrystalline talc, bagsArchitectural and industrial primers, non-color sensitive applicationsImprove corrosion resistance and stain-blocking ability, improve sag resistance and maximize prime pigment extension3,2ca. 20
(Hegman 5)
81
NICRON© 403
MISTRON© 403
Natural white powder, microcrystalline talc, bagsArchitectural, wood and industrial primers and topcoatsFilm strength and flexibility, provides barrier properties, semi-transparent wood stains to prevent tannin bleed, improve corrosion resistance and stain-blocking ability4,7
4,5
ca. 25
(Hegman 4)
83
86
JetWhite© 4HNatural white powder, medium talc, bagsDecorative paints, architectural and industrial primersImprove barrier properties which impart corrosion resistance and stain blocking ability5,7(Hegman 4-4.5)Y90
VERTAL© 77Natural white powder, talc/carbonate mineral pigment, bagsWaterborne primers architectural and industrial, stain-blocking primers, sealers, undercoatersProvides a unique balance of prime pigment spacing (opacity), film reinforcement, anti-cracking and barrier properties9ca. 2578
NICRON© 303Natural white powder, microcrystalline talc, bagsArchitectural, wood and industrial primers, also adhesive, sealant, caulk, joint compound, wood putty, and auto body patch applicationsFilm strength and flexibility, provides barrier properties, improve corrosion resistance and stain-blocking ability, good sandability7ca. 30
(Hegman 3)
82
MISTRON© 303
NICRON© 302
Natural white powder, microcrystalline engineered talc, bagsProtective coatings and marine coating applications, architectural flat exterior latex paintsDisperses easily in high-solids and solvent-borne coatings, good paint stability, rheology and anti-settling properties. Low sheen, good touch-up, good fade- and chalk-resistance7,5
13
ca. 35
(Hegman 3)
80
84
VERTAL© 92Natural white powder, talc/carbonate mineral pigment, bagsAuto Rep Grouts, Car Putties AutofillHighly lamellar talc, macrocrystalline 200 Mesh, good sanding for abrasive paper use17,5ca. 45-50Y72
SILVERLINE© 202Natural white powder, microcrystalline engineered talc, bagsAirless-spray architectural waterborne flat paintsEngineered talc recommended where low viscosity build pigments are required, providing excellent sheen control, scrub resistance with minimal wear on airless spray equipment19,8ca. 50
(Hegman 2.5)
76
JetWhite© 2HNatural white powder, coarser talc, bagsDecorative paints, architectural and industrial primersImprove barrier properties which impart corrosion resistance and stain blocking ability11ca. 60
(Hegman 2)
Y87
JetFil© M200Natural white powder, bagsGeneral purpose applications for coarse talcsHigh purity, platy, coarse talc10ca. 60
(Hegman 2)
Y78
SILVERLINE© 001Natural white powder, bagsIndustrial floor screed, coarse fillerConcrete form lubricant, parting agent for rolled asphalt, roofing, floor tile14ca. 40 - 60off white
VERTAL© AFNatural white powder, UL Environment labeled for sustainability, only BB 2000 lbsConstruction, Bitumen Roofing, Flooring, Adhesives, Sound DampingTalc with high magnesite content23325 Mesh
(44 µm)
%passing
60-85
off white
magris-talc©-series---lamellar-and-microcrystalline-talcs-for-paints-&-coatings-applications.pdf

MAGRIS TALC© series - natural talcs for putties and liquid compounds, adhesives and sealings

MAGRIS Talc products are high-purity, functional additives ideal for putties and liquid compounds. Talc improves dimensional stabilityand reinforces putties and liquid compounds, giving  added protection, against cracking and shrinking. Talc is the industry standard for sanding properties and polishing properties.

For putties and liquid compounds, adhesives and sealants we can offer also products from VERTAL© series with carbonic binding.

ApplicationsPhysical Properties
 
  • Putties, Pastes and Mastics
  • Joint Compounds
  • Patching Compounds
  • Grouts, Mortars and Plasters
  • Cementious Compounds
  • Self-levelling Compounds
 
 
  • Crack Resistance
  • Shrink Resistance
  • Sanding Properties
  • Cohesive Strength
  • Compressive Strength
 
applications-+-mechanical-performance.pdf
ProductFormApplicationBenefitsD50 sedigraphD98 sedigraphBrightness [GEB]
NICRON© 302Natural white powder, bagsSealants and Caulks, Pressure Sensitive and Structural AdhesivesHigh loading low viscosity, high brightness13ca. 30
(Hegman 3)
Y82
SILVERLINE© 303Natural white powder, bagsPastes & Mastics, cementitious and self-leveling Compounds, fineFiner top-size for smooth Finishes and application properties6,1ca. 4078
VERTAL© 92Natural white powder, talc/carbonate mineral pigment, bagsAuto Rep Grouts, Car Putties AutofillHighly lamellar talc, macrocrystalline 200 Mesh, good sanding for abrasive paper use17,5ca. 45Y72
VERTAL© 97Natural white powder, talc/carbonate mineral pigment, bagsPastes & Mastics, cementitious and self-leveling CompoundsHighly lamellar talc, macrocrystalline 200 Mesh, good sanding for abrasive paper use1550Y72
SILVERLINE© 002Natural white powder, bagsPastes & Mastics, cementitious and self-leveling CompoundsHigh loading low viscosity8,45575
VERTAL© TC-100Natural white powder, talc/carbonate mineral pigment, bagsPastes & Mastics, cementitious and self-leveling CompoundsImproves resistance to cracking, smoothing and sandability, macrocrystalline 200 Mesh16,4325 Mesh
(44 µm)
%passing
88
off white
VERTAL© AFNatural white powder, UL Environment labeled for sustainability, only BB 2000 lbsConstruction, Bitumen Roofing, Flooring, Adhesives, Sound DampingTalc with high carbonate (Mg) content, improved dimensional stability, cross-flow mechanical performance, and flexural stiffness23325 Mesh
(44 µm)
%passing
60-85
off white

 

magris-talc©-series---natural-talcs-for-putties-and-liquid-compounds,-adhesives-and-sealings.pdf

Talc is oleophilic which gives it the ability to associate with liquid resins such as alkyds, epoxies, polyesters, acrylics, amines and polyols. In doing so, they create weak bonds with these resins that result in increased low-shear viscosity. When shear is applied the bonds break quickly, resulting in shear-thinning rheology that is ideal for many applications.

Mineral fillers improve or influence technical and / or optical properties such as colour, hiding power and brightness. They are used to increase the volume, change the material density value and reduce the formulation costs of end customers. Other properties can be the anticorrosion protection in lacquers, influence of rheology in paints, increase scratch resistance and improve UV protection or flame-resistance of end products.

Wollastonite

In its pure form, WOLLASTONITE is a rod-shaped material with a siliceous character. Known as a calcium metasilicate, the mineral is acquired by open-cast mining. The rod shape is preserved during the subsequent refinement by treating the product with as much care as possible. This forms a unique material with an aspect ratio of up to 1:45. This structure enables its use as reinforcing filler on a microscopic level.

The FILLEX forms are silanised versions of the WOLLASTONITE for better incorporation into organic systems. Universal use is possible due to various dressings.

Lightweight fillers

Hollow ceramic microspheres are extremely resistant hollow spheres, which are formed under the exposure of extreme heat. Temperatures over the relevant melting points are required to achieve a ceramic melting. Drops with a hollow are formed as a result of the subsequent rapid cooling process. The OMEGA-SPHERES® formed in this way are refined and fractionated in subsequent processes, thus being a high-quality raw material in your formulations.

The spheres we provide are produced at various production sites for global availability. Globally produced standard types are manufactured in the Ukraine and Germany. Special types are produced in Germany. There are further suppliers in Europe and throughout the world.

Closed cell perlite based hollow microspheres TRI-SPHERES®

Description

TRI-SPHERES® are hollow multi-cellular microspheres with a popcorn structure on a silicate basis. TRI-SPHERES® serve as functional lightweight fillers. Their heat resistance is up to 1,500 °C. Their compressive strength ends at 2,900 PSI / 20 Mpa. With a view to any shear forces occurring during the incorporation, their multi-cellular structure avoids that all spheres are destroyed at high forces. TRI-SPHERES® are marked by a clear bright colour.

Application

TRI-SPHERES® can be used as lightweight fillers in many different applications such as paints and coatings, foams in composites as well as in hydraulic-setting cement for construction chemistry (TRI-SPHERES® 120 XL). With a view to the optimisation of acoustic and thermal properties, TRI-SPHERES® 300 and 400 are recommended. In particular the fine TRI-SPHERES® 45XS Ultra achieves good results in partial weight reduction of PP polymer for injection mouldingwhen adding 10 – 15 % as an additive for the last step.

ProductsD50 [μm]D50 [μm]Bulk
density
[kg/m³]
Crush
strength
[psi]
Effective
density
[kg/m³]
TRI-SPHERES® 45XS ULTRA40804501,450-
TRI-SPHERES® 300S701353001,160550
TRI-SPHERES® 400S75160400623650
TRI-SPHERES® 500S751405001,305-
TRI-SPHERES® 200100375200130340
TRI-SPHERES® 250100500250--
TRI-SPHERES® 30075270300319500
TRI-SPHERES® 350100290350--
TRI-SPHERES® 400100400400667670
TRI-SPHERES® 45075230450725720
TRI-SPHERES® 90XL2007009021190
TRI-SPHERES® 100XL7001,7009036210
TRI-SPHERES® 120XL40080012050200

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

tri-spheres©.pdf

Cenospheres OMEGA-SPHERES®

OMEGA-SPHERES®, Grey

Description

OMEGA-SPHERES® are hollow ceramic microspheres > 150 μm which are used as functional lightweight filler is several industries. OMEGA-SPHERES® are characterised by a high thermal and mechanic resistance and are available in different distribution particle sizes.

Application

Because of their weight-reducing and insulating properties, OMEGA-SPHERES® are used preferentially in construction chemical products such as adhesives and sealants. They are also used as pore generators in friction and brake linings as well as in grinding and separating tools.

ProductsParticle size
[μm]
Bulk
density
[kg/m³]
Crush
strength
[MPa]
Temperature
max.
[°C]
OMEGA-SPHERES® 1500 - 150390141,200
OMEGA-SPHERES® 3000 - 300400141,200
OMEGA-SPHERES® SG0 - 500400141,200
OMEGA-SPHERES® G250-6250 - 700400141,200

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

omega-spheres®,-grey.pdf

OMEGA-SPHERES®, White

Description

OMEGA-SPHERES® W are marked by a particularly high thermal resistance, low iron content and a white colour. They are available in different distribution particle sizes.

Application

Because of their particularly high heat resistance, OMEGA-SPHERES® W are preferentially used in the refractory and foundry industries. The white colour allows their use in aesthetically demanding applications such as decorative plasters and wall paints.

ProductsParticle size
[μm]
Bulk
density
[kg/m³]
Crush
strength
[MPa]
Temperature
max.
[°C]
OMEGA-SPHERES® W1500 - 150410251,600
OMEGA-SPHERES® W3000 - 300410251,600
OMEGA-SPHERES® WM150 - 300390251,600
OMEGA-SPHERES® W250-6250 - 700400251,600

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

omega-spheres®,-white.pdf

Cenospheres THERMO-SPHERES®

THERMO-SPHERES®, Grey

Description

THERMO-SPHERES® G are high quality hollow ceramic microspheres < 150 μm, which are characterised by a high degree of fineness as well as a particularly high mechanical strength. The products are pre-dried. Because of the high fineness, they display good grinding properties and are, therefore, highly suitable as insulation and lightweight filling materials.

Application

THERMO-SPHERES® G are used in applications which require the use of particularly small hollow microspheres or make high demands on surface finish. This includes, apart from the use in paints and coatings, composite materials, special casting compounds and putties, adhesives and sealants.

ProductsParticle size
[μm]
Bulk
density
[kg/m³]
Crush
strength
[MPa]
Temperature
max.
[°C]
THERMO-SPHERES® G750 - 75350141,200
THERMO-SPHERES® G1000 - 100400141,200

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

thermo-spheres®,-grey.pdf

THERMO-SPHERES® White

Description

THERMO-SPHERES® W are white, high quality hollow ceramic microspheres < 150 μm, which are characterised by a high degree of fineness as well as a particularly high mechanical strength. The products are pre-dried and usable for foundry industry. The white colour allows their use in aesthetically demanding applications such as decorative plasters and wall paints.

Application

THERMO-SPHERES® W are used in bright applications which require the use of the smallest possible microspheres or make high demands on surface quality. This includes applications in addition to the use in paints and coatings, surfaces as well as special casting compounds and adhesives where a high whiteness is advantageous.

ProductsParticle size
[μm]
Bulk
density
[kg/m³]
Crush
strength
[MPa]
Temperature
max.
[°C]
THERMO-SPHERES® W750 - 75400251,600
THERMO-SPHERES® W1000 - 100400251,600
THERMO-SPHERES® W1250 - 125400251,600

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

thermo-spheres®,-white.pdf
Matsumoto Microspheres (Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co.,Ltd)
ProductsDescriptionApplication
F-30E
F-50E
F-65E
Expanded hollow microspheres consisting of a flexible organic polymer shell, moistenedLightweight fillers for a wide variety of applications with good resistance to temperature and solvents
F-65DE
F-80DE
FN-80SDE
Expanded hollow microspheres consisting of a flexible organic polymer shell 
hollow-microspheres,-expanded.pdf
Matsumoto Microspheres (Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co.,Ltd)
ProductsDescriptionApplication
F-30
Thermally expandable hollow microspheres consisting of a flexible organic polymer shellBlowing agent for structural foams, matting agents of PVC plastisols, flexibilization of sealant systems, anti-slip coatings, general density reduction, improvement of thermal and acoustic insulation, for temperature ranges from 90 °C to 250 °C
F-36
F-36D
F-46N
F-79D
F-80
F-82D
F-100D
FN-105
F-170D
F-190D
F-230D
F-260D
F-2800D
F-2830D
F-2860D
Thermally expandable hollow microspheres consisting of a flexible, organic polymer shell, chlorine-free productsBlowing agent for structural foams, matting agents of PVC plastisols, flexibilization of sealant systems, anti-slip coatings, general density reduction, improvement of thermal and acoustic insulation, for temperature ranges from 90 °C to 250 °C
MBF-190EVA50
MBFN-190SSPE
Thermally expandable hollow microspheres as 50% masterbatchesBlowing agents for extrusion and injection moulding
hollow-microspheres,-expandable.pdf

OMEGA-SIL®

Description

OMEGA-SIL® are solid aluminium silicate spheres which have a very high compressive strength. The OMEGA-SIL® SPECIAL* product range consists of aluminium silicates that are processed in an additional processing step sifted. This particularly sharp separation of the top cut results in aesthetic applications to smoother surfaces.

Application

Due to the lower specific surface the use of OMEGA-SIL® in paints and coatings allows a higher degree of filling. OMEGA- SIL® shows in cementitious systems pozzolanic reactivity. The inside microcrystalline structure results in a significant increase of mechanical strength.

ProductsD50
[μm]
D95
[μm]
Effective density
[g/cm³]
Bulk density
[kg/m³]
OMEGA-SIL® XS3.59.52.51780
OMEGA-SIL® S4.511.52.48800
OMEGA-SIL® M6.530.02.40870
OMEGA-SIL® L12.575.02.39880
OMEGA-SIL® XL50.0200.02.251,090
OMEGA-SIL® XS SPECIAL3.59.5*2.51780
OMEGA-SIL® S SPECIAL4.511.5*2.48800
OMEGA-SIL® M SPECIAL6.530.0*2.40870

Product items shown with an asterisk * describe top cut (d98) modified versions for aesthetical surfaces.
The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

omega-sil®.pdf

LITHO-BUBBLES®

Description

LITHO-BUBBLES® are silicate based mineral granules. They are multicellular, open celled foam granulate which has many different uses as lightweight filler.

Application

LITHO-BUBBLES® are used as lightweight filler in aqueous, solvent-containing and solvent-free systems such as paints and coatings, refractory and foundry products, mould making, grinding agents or construction chemical products.

ProductsParticle size
distribution [μm]
Bulk density
[kg/m³]
LITHO-BUBBLES® 400 - 40650
LITHO-BUBBLES® 10040 - 100470
LITHO-BUBBLES® 300100 - 300340
LITHO-BUBBLES® 600300 - 600390

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

litho-bubbles®.pdf

LITHO-BUBBLES®, hydrophobic

Description

LITHO-BUBBLES® H is a hydrophobic mineral granule, multi-cellular, open-celled foam granulate which has many different uses as lightweight filler.

Application

LITHO-BUBBLES® are preferentially used as lightweight filler in aqueous but also in solvent-containing and solvent-free systems such as paints and coatings, refractory and foundry products, mould making, grinding agents or construction chemical products. Sometimes customer wish a hydrophobic treatment for special use in cement base systems for building and construction.

ProductsParticle size
distribution [μm]
Bulk density
[kg/m³]
LITHO-BUBBLES® 100H40 - 100470
LITHO-BUBBLES® 300H100 - 300340
LITHO-BUBBLES® 600H300 - 600390
LITHO-BUBBLES® 1000H500 - 1000330

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

litho-bubbles®,-hydrophobic.pdf

Hollow glass spheres are produced in a process similar to our hollow ceramic microspheres. The standardised glass is transformed into a molten mass and transferred to a cooling chamber using a mist spray, which allows the material to solidify in this manner. The drop formation allows the material to expand to have a cavity, which has a strong acoustic and thermal insulating effect.

We recommend SPHERICEL types for use in aqueous systems, as these have an effective chemical composition against the attack of hydroxide ions.

Q-CEL®

Q-CEL® are hollow glass microspheres that serve as functional lightweight fillers, characterized by excellent mechanical stability.

The various Q-CEL®-types differ in density, particle size and strength which makes it possible to find special Q-CEL®-qualities for specific applications and requirements.

Q-CEL®  is a commercial product and trademark of the PQ Corporation, which we distribute exclusively in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

SPHERICEL®

SPHERICEL® are Hollow glass microspheres that serve as functional lightweight fillers, characterized by excellent mechanical stability.

The various SPHERICEL®-types differ in density, particle size and strength which makes it possible to find special SPHERICEL®-qualities for specific applications and requirements.

SPHERICEL® is a commercial product and trademark of the PQ Corporation, which we distribute exclusively in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

OMEGA-BUBBLES© C - ultra white

OMEGA-BUBBLES® C are multicellular expanded glass granules. The high whiteness can help to reduce the addition of titanium dioxide in cementitious formulation. For aesthetic applications like acoustic construction or ceilings the ultra-white lightweight fillers meet today's spirit of time. OMEGA-BUBBLES® C being based on selected recycled glass. Using these products is sustainable and environmentally friendly and can reduces your green CO2 footprint in later disposal issues.

OMEGA-BUBBLES® C are available in the grain sizes customary on the market for the construction and insulation industry.

ProductsParticle size
range [mm]
Grain gross
density [kg/m³]
Bulk density
[kg/m³]
OMEGA-BUBBLES® C-XS0,1 - 0,3680 - 920340 - 460
OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-S0,25 - 0,5460 - 620255 - 345
OMEGA-BUBBLES® C-M0,5 - 1,0380 - 510210 - 290
OMEGA-BUBBLES® C-L1,0 - 2,0310 - 420190 - 250
OMEGA-BUBBLES® C-XL2,0 - 4,0260 - 360160 - 220

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

omega-bubbles©-c-–-ultra-white.pdf

OMEGA-BUBBLES© D

Description

OMEGA-BUBBLES® D are multi-cellular, closed cell expanded glass granules which serve as functional lightweight filler. OMEGA-BUBBLES® D have fire class A1 and a thermal conductivity of 0.07 W/mK. They are resistant to pressure, humidity and acid and are characterised by acoustically insulating properties.

Application

OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-XS and D-S are used in READY-TO-USE plasters and paints. The types OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-M to D-XL are preferentially applied in plasters, mortars and other construction chemical products. In adhesives, grinding and friction applications OMEGA-BUBBLES® D have turned out to be effective spacers and pore-forming agents.

ProductsParticle size
range [mm]
Grain gross
density [kg/m³]
Bulk density
[kg/m³]
OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-XS0,1 - 0,3680 - 920340 - 460
OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-S0,25 - 0,5460 - 620255 - 345
OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-M0,5 - 1,0380 - 510210 - 290
OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-L1,0 - 2,0310 - 420190 - 250
OMEGA-BUBBLES® D-XL2,0 - 4,0260 - 360160 - 220

The stated values correspond to typical values and hence do not represent a specification.

omega-bubbles®-d.pdf