Research & Development

Research and Development

Discover the Infinite Possibilities

Talc is a raw material with unique features: microscopic crystalline platelets which are strong yet soft, resistant to acids or alkalines, oxidation, radiation, or ageing. At the same time it is inert and  odorless.

The potential uses of talc are virtually infinite. The purpose of our research and development is to discover them.

Customer Contact

Thanks to our close contact with existing or potential customers, we get an in-depth understanding of their formulations and can tailor talc grades to add specific technical advantages. We work closely with many leading brands as well as with smaller, highly specialised enterprises.

Tests

In our best-in-class laboratories, we can perform exhaustive testing and precisely reproduce numerous customer production and application processes. We also work closely with universities and external research institutions.
This extensive up-front effort significantly reduces customers’ own development and modification costs and enables them to go into production much sooner than would otherwise be possible.

 


Our Innovations – Just a Few Examples

Talc Micro Beads to Replace Microplastic in Personal Care Formulations

Highly Delaminated Talc

A specially developed proprietary process enables us to preserve the high aspect ratio of individual talc platelets when separating them from their stack. Instead of crushing the stacks into smaller lamellae by applying a force vertical to the stack, we disassociate the talc platelets by subjecting them to a high hydraulic pressure gradient in the direction of the cleavage plane in a nozzle. The high aspect ratio offers benefits in in polypropylene compounds (increased E-modulus), tyres (reduced gas permeability), and pearlescent pigments (improved lustre), to name a few applications.

Electromagnetic Purification

Mondo Minerals is the world’s first talc producer to remove soluble magnetic impurities using liquid helium-cooled, superconducting electromagnets.

Barrier Coatings

Talc filled barrier coatings for paper board help to reduce plastics in beverage cups

Talc filled PP or PET Compounds replace Polystyrene in Food Packaging

Coating Talc for Improving the Printability of Rotogravure Papers

Laminar, Calcium Oxide-free, Low Screen Residue Talcs for Thin-walled Ceramic Catalytic Converter Supports

Low Abrasion Talc for Polypropylene Pipe Extrusion

Flotated, Colour-consistent Talcs for Paint Tinting Systems

Double-classified Talcs for Low VOC Coatings

Industrial-scale Talc Sterilisation for Biocide-free Water-based Paint

Talc is the world's softest and most hydrophobic mineral. It adds new features to products and makes processes more efficient. Mondo Minerals has dedicated itself to this fascinating material.The decisive factor for our success is the high, dependably consistent quality of our innovative products, which we can guarantee long-term thanks to our own talc reserves.