MicaFort for seed coating

In the agricultural industry seed identification by form of coating is critical. MicaFort is used to provide an excellent coating.

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A seed coating containing MicaFort will help to prevent seed rot or early germination and can feed seedlings upon germination.

MicaFort benefits in seed coating use

LKAB Minerals MicaFort, when used in a seed coating will:

  • prevent rot
  • prevent early germination
  • provide nutrient to seedlings upon germination
  • improve flowability during seed planting
  • provide excellent sheen

MicaFort provides these benefits because it has:

  • a very low moisture content
  • potassium
  • excellent bronze colouration

Sustainably sourced Micas

Within LKAB Minerals we believe sustainability is of utmost importance when doing business. To ensure the integrity in our supply value chain regarding Mica minerals, we confirm that we exclusively source our MicaFort products from global strategic partners and our exclusive access to excellent minerals from Finnish origin.
Using our extensive processing knowledge, we produce a wide range of Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica products which are supplied in the agriculture, polymers and coatings industries.

MicaFort different phlogopite grades

MicaFort standard grades

  • Dry ground: PD900, PD200, MD500, MD250, MD150, MD100
  • Micronised: MM75, SCM-3W, SX300, SX400
  • Silane coated: PW80S, PW30S
  • Wet ground: PW80, PW30, R302, R120, R90, P66

MicaFort packaging

Our MicaFort product range is available in paper sacks or big bags. Some of our MicaFort grades are available in bulk, please contact your sales representative to find out if this applies to the grade you like to purchase.

Typical properties of MicaFort are as following:

Physical properties of MicaFort

Specific gravity [g/cm³]
2.8
Refractive index
1.58 - 1.6
Hardness (Mohs)
2 - 3
pH (ISO 787-9)
8 - 9

Chemical properties of MicaFort

Phlogopite Mica is a hydrated silicate of potassium and magnesium whereas Muscovite Mica a hydrated silicate of potassium and aluminium is.

MicaFort origin

Muscovite is a constituent of acid igneous rocks like granite, pegmatite or alaskite, some regionally metamorphosed rocks and clastic sedimentary rocks, ad is a product of alteration. Most commercial deposits are derived from pegmatites which contain 1-2% and rarely up to 10% muscovite. Mica is found in many regions of the world in the form of pegmatite rock and mica schist.

Phlogopite is associated with metamorphosed limestone and ultrabasic rocks, particularly hydrothermal veins formed through metasomatism of magnesium-rich rocks as well as ultrabasic and carbonatite ring intrusions associated with ancient shield areas. LKAB Minerals’ Phlogopite Mica is sourced from a major deposit in Finland.

MicaFort toxicology

Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica are non-toxic natural minerals. For further information please download the Safety Data Sheets in the box on the right.

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Safety Data Sheets