PROCESSING & PERFORMANCE ADDITIVES FOR RUBBER AND PLASTICS

BETTER
STRONGER
FASTER

 
 
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Spherix Mineral Products optimize products and processes across multiple industries, including plastics, rubber, and silicone.

Our aluminosilicates are building a reputation for adding strength and flexibility to products as diverse as tires, hoses, and composite decking. In addition, Spherix ASCs make processing more efficient, bringing both costs and energy footprints down for more profitable and sustainable manufacturing.

 
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Unique Benefits for Plastics

Improves processing, flow modification, and dispersion of fillers.

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High Performance in Rubber

A sustainable solution for processing organic rubber compounds.

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Breakthrough in Silicone

Substantially lowers processing time with an improved dispersion of silica reinforcements.

About Spherix® Mineral Products

Spherix Mineral Products manufactures and markets 100% post-industrial recycled mineral products that reduce processing time and product cost of organic rubber, plastic, and silicone rubber.

The proprietary line of inorganic process aids is uniquely designed to provide greater efficiency and flexibility for specific rubber and plastic applications. The mechanical effect of Spherix Mineral Products provides enhanced physicals, increased surface smoothness, and improvement in consistency. Greater calendaring, extrusion throughput, and process control and repeat ability are possible. Spherix products also reduce shrinkage and warp.

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Unique Benefits for Plastics

Our team has engineered Spherix® aluminosilicate ceramic (ASC) microspheres to deliver a one-of-a-kind combination of benefits for plastics, including processing, flow modification, and improved dispersion of fillers:

• Increased efficiency of functional fillers
• Better mixing, extrusion and molding rates
• Enhanced surface smoothness, reduced shrinkage, warp and mold fouling
• Greater product uniformity and batch-batch consistency

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High Performance in Rubber

The answer to many manufacturing challenges, Spherix® and Fortimix® products are a sustainable solution for processing in organic rubber compounds. They are well suited to serve as custom-engineered and performance-enhancing additives for rubber. Dispersix™ provides the one-stop solution for optimized silicone rubber processing.

Spherix® and Fortimix® for organic rubber:

• Enhance mixing efficiency
• Lower total energy required to mix
• Lower drop temperatures
• Faster cycle times
• Modifies rheology / improves flow
• Improves surface quality
• Reduces mold fouling
• Enables pigment/filler extension

Dispersix® for silicone rubber:

• Enhances mixing efficiency
• Drastic reduction in cycle time
• Modifies rheology / improves flow
• Improves surface quality
• Engineered to enhance performance

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Breakthrough in Silicone

For the best in HCR silicone molding and extrusion, look no further than the leader, Dispersix®. The growing lineup of Dispersix hybrid inorganic-organic ASC spheres provides a breakthrough in silicone compounding. These microsphere additives substantially lower processing time with a faster dispersion of silica reinforcements. Our R&D team has optimized Dispersix products for silicone cure chemistry, yielding improvements in physical properties. Dispersix products are suitable for opaque silicone compounds.

• Up to 50% Faster Mix Cycle Time
• Up to 30% Improvement in Physical Properties
• Increased toughness
• Greater tear strength
• Reduction in compression set

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Greater Consistency for Thermosets

We have designed Spherix aluminosilicate ceramic (ASC) microspheres to match polymer compatibility and cure systems for improvements in processing and production of thermosets.

• Increased efficiency of functional fillers
• Better mixing, extrusion and molding rates
• Enhanced surface smoothness, reduced shrinkage, warp and mold fouling
• Greater product uniformity and batch-batch consistency