Scratch & mar resistance

Our talcs can improve scratch resistance in plastic compounds, making them ideal additives for automotive applications.

Plastics that are up to scratch

As the popularity of car-sharing grows, the scratch performance of plastic parts is becoming a key criterion for interior and exterior applications where appearance is important. Adding the right minerals to your resins can help improve scratch and mar resistance. 

Where available*, talc products such as our Jetfine® offer excellent scratch resistance due to their super-fine particle size. Jetfine is produced using our proprietary milling technology, which means it imparts the perfect balance between scratch resistance and mechanical properties, demonstrating excellent surface resistance in automotive scratch tests. 

Jetfine can also be used to lower anti-scratch additive loadings, keeping down weight and costs. For more information on scratch and mar, and solutions that are right for you, contact our plastics team. 

*Talc products are not available in the USA and Canada. Contact us for an alternative range.