Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica are versatile industrial minerals frequently used in a variety of applications in the automotive industry. Due to the way minerals reinforce polymers and MicaFort’s unique properties of increasing strength, flexibility, and heat resistance. It can also be used as insulation to reduce the vehicle’s overall weight, and many manufacturers have taken advantage of its acoustic-dampening properties.
In summary Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica as MicaFort can provide:
MicaFort is very effective as a replacement for glass-fibres in Polyamide (PA) compounds providing improved properties such as:
In mineral-filled thermoplastic polypropylene (PP) compounds, by including MicaFort, can achieve the following:
To maintain LKAB Minerals, MicaFort’s very high aspect ratio, an important attribute to improve compound properties, used in twin-screw compounders. When feeding MicaFort into the compounders it is recommendeded to be done into the melt-through side feeders.
For more technical information on MicaFort in thermoplastic compounds and how to achieve superior polymer reinforcement with this natural mineral filler, contact our technical experts.
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