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Kaopolite™ Mica

Kaopolite™ Mica offers beneficial rheological properties and, depending on grade, can be used as a filler and flow agent, or to brighten the tone of colored pigments and to offer decorative effects.

 

Kaopolite™ Mica is a naturally occurring muscovite mica offered in a range of particle sizes and luster effects.

 

It is treated to reduce microbiological content but otherwise is not surface treated or coated. It can be used where high greater resistance to moisture, heat, light, or chemicals is needed.  Kaopolite Mica offers beneficial rheological properties and, depending on grade, can be used as a filler and flow agent, or to brighten the tone of colored pigments and to offer decorative effects.

 

Applications

bullet-pointPressed and loose powder

bullet-pointCreams and lotions
bullet-pointHot pour and emulsion
bullet-pointFoundation
bullet-pointBody bronzer
bullet-pointMineral makeup
bullet-pointBiOCl replacement

 

Typical Physical Properties

Property Kaopolite™ 3000 Kaopolite™ 325 Kaopolite™ 100
Retained +325 Mesh (%) 1 5 n/a
Median Particle Size (µm) 28 34 67
Brightness Off White Off White Off White
Moisture (wt%) 0.5 0.5 0.5
Density: Bulk (lbs/ft.³) 13 11 18
Hardness (mohs) 2.5 2.5 2.5
Index of Refraction 1.58 1.58 1.58
Specific Gravity 2.82 2.82 2.82
Whiteness n/a n/a n/a
Bulking Value (lb/solid gallon) 23.53 23.53 23.53
Oil Absorption * * *
pH 7.9 6.9 6.9

 

* Contact the Imerys Technical group for more details

 

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