MagniF in polymer and rubber
MagniF is a functional filler for polymers and rubbers for a variety of applications, however a major one being the automotive industry. Due to its high solid density of 5.2g/cm³, MagniF is very well suited for making high density compounds. These provide good sound damping characteristics to automotive moulded parts and foams. Applications within the construction industry such as low-noise waste pipes can also take advantage of MagniF filled polymers.
Another advantage of MagniF's high density within polymer parts is to impart the 'quality-feel' of a product. This way the addition into packaging parts e.g. for cosmetic bottle caps is another application.
Due to both, the high density and its ferri-magnetism, MagniF makes polymers becoming traceable. This becomes especially important for plastic parts used in the food industry to be able to find parts in the food before the consumer finds them. Particularly for this application LKAB Minerals have received food approval by FDA (US) and EC (Europe) for our MagniF F grades.