Our minerals can help you solve antiblocking issues in polyethylene (PE) films.
Unblock your PE film production
Blocking – when two or more layers of plastic stick together during production – can be a constant challenge when manufacturing polyethylene (PE) films.
However, there’s a simple, natural solution – flux calcined diatomaceous earth, a mineral with irregularly shaped particles that provide fewer film surface contact points and hence very low blocking force.
Imerys Celite® flux calcined diatomaceous earth grades provide:
- outstanding film anti-block performance
- increased film clarity
- reduced haze
Calcined kaolin is another naturally occurring mineral with antiblocking properties. Our InFilm™ and PoleStar™ grades are highly refined, medium particle size calcined kaolins that offer a good, cost-effective balance of antiblocking, haze and clarity performance.
Finally, there’s microlamellar talc*, such as our InFilm range. InFilm improves the mechanical properties of your plastic film compared to other anti-block minerals, and provides better optical properties than conventional, lamellar talc ore.
Talk to our experts today about solving your antiblocking issues.
*Talc products are not available in the US and Canada. Contact us for an alternative range.