Microcrystalline Silica

IMSIL microcrystalline silica fillers are produced from an inert, naturally occurring alpha quartz with a unique grape-like morphology. Finer micronized grades are useful in formulating higher gloss paints and systems requiring controlled particle top size such as Industrial OEM topcoat coats and non-conductive inks. 

Intermediate size grades offer ideal and uniform gloss control for topcoats, coil coats and increased inter-coat adhesion between primers and topcoats.  Coarser grades offer high solids loading with low viscosity,  texture, anti-skid  and abrasion resistance in industrial floor coatings and exterior deck coatings.

Features and Benefits

  • Easily wetted and dispersed in either solvent or water-based systems
  • Gloss and Sheen control
  • Superior chemical resistance
  • Inter-coat adhesion
  • Color and gloss retention over prolonged exposure