- as effect pigment in paints and plasters
- for sound absorption in the automotive sector
- as additive for corrosion protection coatings
- as release agent in the rubber industry
- to improve the mechanical properties
Mica is a collective name for aluminium silicate minerals that set themselves apart with a unique combination of properties that make them versatile in application. Different categories of mica have been defined according to the chemical composition; light muscovite mica and dark phlogopite mica in particular are important for industrial applications. Due to its shimmering appearance, mica is also used as an effect pigment in plaster, paints and coatings. .
Iron mica however is chemically classified as an iron oxide and mainly used as a corrosion protection pigment.
thermally resistant and chemically inert to acids and oxidizing agents
sound-insulating and heat-insulating effect
from UV radiation
We supply high-quality muscovite and phlogopite mica in various particle sizes. Our standard grades range from the finest mica powder with an average particle size of 15 μm to coarse flakes up to 20 mm in size. We will gladly provide you with individual specifications optimised to meet your requirements.
Aside from effect pigments, mica is mainly used in the foundry sector and for sound insulation applications. Selecting the appropriate product and correct specifications for the respective application is the key.