Precipitated calcium carbonates (PCCs) make your paper white, your vinyl windows and siding tough, and your bones strong. Talcs protect your car bumpers from damage, your house paints from weathering, and your babys tender skin from chafing. Ground calcium carbonates (GCCs) make stuccos bright, roof shingles durable, and chewing gums chewy. PCCs and GCCs come from the mines and processing plants of Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI).
In these webpages, youll find information on SMI minerals including talc, limestone and PCC. Youll learn what they are, where and how they are used, and their contributions to the performance of our customers products. Included are guidelines to help you choose the right SMI product for a particular application. You can also read about our parent, Minerals Technologies Inc.Specialty Minerals, Inc. engages in mining and manufacturing minerals worldwide. It offers talc, precipitated calcium carbonate, ground calcium carbonate, lime, dolomite, and barites for the applications in paper, plastics, paint and coatings, building products, environmental, adhesives and sealants, ink, rubber, ceramics, food, nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, agriculture, and landscaping industries. The company also provides fillers and extenders to various industries.
FOR coating industry
Our lives are touched daily by countless products made with some kind of paint or coating. These products are on the walls of our houses, on the surfaces of appliances and furniture, on our childrens bikes and wagons, on the cars we drive to work, the bridges we drive over, the ships that may have brought us those cars in the first place, on the file cabinets in our offices, and on machinery and storage tanks in our factories.
Specialty Minerals Inc.s (SMIs) filler and extender pigments help make these coatings bright, functional, and durable.
Specialty Minerals, Inc. is associated with the following categories:
Pigments Extender PigmentsExtender Pigments - Barium Sulfate
Extender Pigments - Calcium Carbonate
Extender Pigments - Fillers
Extender Pigments - Talc / Magnesium Silicate