Paints & coatings

We provide a range of high quality minerals for the paints and coatings industry that have been engineered to work well in our customers' processes and provide the desired properties in the end product.

MinSand - Spherical Refractory Bead


MinSand is a perfectly spherical refractory bead produced by fusing and supercooling Bauxite in an electric arc furnace.



Andricite® is a stable, finely ground synthetic anhydrous calcium sulphate used in a wide range of construction applications.

Fordacal Marble

Fordacal marble

Fordacal marble is made from off-cuts from Northern Italy, perfect for applications when whiteness is of paramount importance.

Minerals in decorative paint - Chalk


LKAB Minerals offer UK-manufactured Chalk from a local, high-quality soft white chalk deposit that has been quarried for more than sixty years.

Magnesitic Talc


LKAB Minerals offer fine Magnesitic Talc for various applications such as agricultural and horticultural, polymer processing, coating applications and the ceramics industry.

MagniF - Dry, Pure, Fine-milled Magnetite


MagniF, produced from the natural iron oxide Magnetite, is the product range especially developed to be used as a functional filler in polymers and coatings.



Bentonite is used in a wide range of applications within the foundry industry as a binder, as the mineral can withstand high temperatures.

Aluminium Trihydrate (ATH)


LKAB Minerals offer a range of fine-ground Aluminium Trihydrate (ATH) products from European manufacturing locations.

Micafort - Muscovite and Phlogopite Micas Mineral


MicaFort, Muscovite and Phlogopite Micas are mineral fillers for a large variety of applications in the polymers and coatings industries.

Magnesium Oxide


Manufactured Magnesium, providing pharmaceutical grades and technical grade Magnesium for many industries worldwide.



DekorFlake is a range of natural Mica flakes designed to impart a decorative metallic or natural sparkle effect for decorative concrete.

We offer a wide range of mineral products that cater to the needs of the paints and coatings industry. Our products have applications in various areas such as decorative paint, adhesives and sealants, decorative concrete, and anti-corrosion coating, providing high-quality solutions for different requirements.

In decorative paint applications, our products play a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal and performance of coatings. Some of our products like talc and chalk act as fillers in paint formulations to improve the durability, opacity, and weather resistance of decorative paint, allowing for a smoother and more vibrant finish. Furthermore, talc also contributes to improved formulation stability and application properties, ensuring a superior overall performance.

We also have products, such as Talc, which go into adhesives and sealants as a reinforced filler. This enhances the adhesive strength, flexibility, and resistance to cracking, improving the overall performance and longevity of adhesives and sealants.

Additionally, we have products which go into the decorative concrete sector. DekorFlake is capable of achieving a range of natural aesthetic effects. This product is available in gold, silver, bronze, and black colours, as well as a variety of particle sizes. This means that our DekorFlake imparts a metallic effect and aesthetic appeal to our customer’s requirements.

In addition, we also have products which go into anti-corrosion coatings industrial applications. MicaFort formulates coatings which protect metal surfaces from degradation caused by corrosion. These minerals provide barrier properties, durability, and chemical resistance, ensuring long-term protection for metal structures against environmental factors.

Overall, our products in the paints and coatings sector provide innovative mineral solutions for decorative paint, adhesives and sealants, decorative concrete, and anti-corrosion coatings. With our range of minerals, we assist in enhancing performance, durability, and aesthetic features in various applications within the paints and coatings industry.