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Announcing MicaFort; a superior natural functional filler

MicaFort powders
LKAB Minerals announces new brand name 'MicaFort' representing their Phlogopite and Muscovite Micas.

This spring, LKAB Minerals is launching their new brand MicaFort; a very high quality Mica product range developed for coating, polymer and construction applications which is available worldwide.

MicaFort offers value adding solutions in a range of products within paints and coatings, construction, automotive plastics and other polymer applications. “LKAB Minerals have a long history in the production of mica and we are very satisfied with the positive customers’ feedback we have received over the years,” Peter Duifhuis, Business Area Manager for Polymers and Coatings, says.

LKAB Minerals gives Micas own brandname; MicaFort

"This is something we want to make the market aware of," he explains, "and we are now differentiating our Mica from the rest with a new brand name. With MicaFort all polymer and coatings customers should expect and receive more value and functionality paired with a product that is safer to handle due to our unique low silica content." LKAB Minerals’ MicaFort portfolio (Muscovite and Phlogopite) encompasses very high aspect-ratio, high purity, naturally occurring mica products available in a range of particle sizes from ultra-fine to coarse. These various grades are produced using different milling technology, i.e. dry and wet ground, with or without coatings, ensuring we will always find the right product to suit your needs. Through our own or strategic sources and the European plants we are processing MicaFort in, we are a sustainable, worldwide producer of Mica.

Applications for Mica products

Lamellar MicaFort products have been designed by LKAB Minerals to be  superior functional fillers for a variety of industrial and decorative applications. Peter Duifhuis points out: "Customer testimonials support our claims on breadth, quality, functionality and low silica content of MicaFort as something that truly sets our product apart from other generic Micas." Leading coatings and plastics manufacturer say “it’s magic” and that MicaFort works “significantly better than everything else”. Our customers highlight that LKAB Minerals’ MicaFort is a very high quality consistent product and in feedback our technical competence and knowledge is excellent.

For the polymer industry, MicaFort is valuable as it provides thermal and chemical resistance and imparts greatly increased stability and lower warpage to the final polymer part. In the construction industry MicaFort adds strength, crack and fire resistance to wallboards, joint compounds and plasters.

Focussing on coatings, MicaFort products are designed to fulfil demanding requirements for barrier, thermal and chemical stability, crack resistance, release and sound dampening. For more information about our new brand, its product range and the functionalities, please visit our stand 4-447 at this years’ European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany or contact us via the website.