When a filler is used in an adhesive formulation, it is typically meant to take up space. But the space it occupies has a crucial function, making it a role player and a key component to your products success. A number of functional fillers are available for various applications, including Calcium Carbonate and others. Calcium Carbonate is available in particle sizes ranging from less than 1.0 Micrometer to large white decorative chips. Calcium Carbonate is a relatively soft, insoluble mineral that is widely used to reduce cost and to control shrinkage in adhesive formulations. RealChem Calcium Carbonate is available in the widest variety of particle-size distributions of any mineral, and an optimum form for an adhesive and sealant application can easily be found. In high-end formulations, RealChem calcium carbonate helps the product maintain its viscosity, physical strength and properties, says Hossam, our R&D head. In commodity formulations, it can replace other more-expensive ingredients, improve gap-filling properties and modify viscosity.
The RealChem Calcium Carbonate products offers a variety of particle-size distributions, resulting in options to meet almost every adhesive and sealant application. For Adhesives, RealChem Calcium Carbonate provide the best performance solution and the most cost effective manufacturing formula.