This product is ideal for enhancing performance in polypropylene, offering improved tensile strength, flexural modulus, heat distortion temperature, increased stiffness, reduced shrinkage, and cost-effective compounding. This product are derived from a high-purity, high-brightness ore, ensuring low iron content, minimal surface area, and excellent color in both dry forms and when mixed with resins. They are also platy, hydrophobic, non-abrasive, and chemically inert.

Supplied By: United Minerals & Properties DBA CIMBAR

Product Code: Q09790

Regional Availability: Canada

Chemical Family: Silicates

Functions: Filler

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Polypropylenes (PP)

Processing Methods: Compounding

    Enhanced TDS

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    CIMTUFF 9100 Series talcs are produced from high purity ore, which provide low iron content, low surface area and excellent color in dry form as well as when incorporated with resins. CIMTUFF 9100 Series talcs are primarily used in performance polypropylene, where improved tensile strength, flexural modulus, heat distortion temperature, increased stiffness, reduced shrinkage, and lower compounding costs are required.

    CIMTUFF 9100 Series talcs are platy, hydrophobic, non-abrasive and chemically inert. Cimtuff’s are also used to produce low expansion ceramics, for example thermal shock resistant stoneware bodies. In these, it acts as a low expansion flux that reduces body expansion by converting available quartz mineral, mainly in kaolin, to silicates of magnesia. Cordierite bodies used in kiln furniture and flameware (and a host of other applications e.g. catalytic converters) employ a high percentage of Cimbar talc and extend this concept so that all free quartz is used up.

    Talc by itself it is a refractory powder; yet in amounts of only 1-3% in stoneware or porcelain bodies it can drastically improve vitrification! Yet adding these same low percentages to some zero-porosity highly vitreous bodies does cause them to warp, blister or over fire. Cone 06-04 ceramic slips containing up to 60% talc can be fired to cone 6 without melting or even deforming (50:50 mixes can even go to cone 10).

    Talc is a curious glaze material also. At middle temperature raw talc is refractory, its presence tends to create opaque and matte surfaces, yet if supplied in a frit it can create wonderfully transparent glossy glazes. At cone 10 it is a powerful flux but also can be used in combination with calcium carbonate to create very tactile magnesia matte glazes (the MgO forms magnesium silicate crystals on cooling to give both opacity and a matte silky surface). This being said, where transparency is needed it is generally best to source MgO from a frit (since talc loses its water of hydration quite late in the firing, after melt of most glazes has begun).

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    • Canada