Mica Powder in various forms is obtained by grinding/breaking mica Flakes, which is a slow, costly and extremely complicated process, because of the scrap being tough and having a plate like structure. We have developed processes which gives excellent brilliance and high lustre Mica Powder. Our wet ground powder is far superior in quality due to our unique process systems in Washing, Refining, Grinding, screening and drying. Our manufacturing technique retains the structure of Mica Flakes reduce thickness ratio, makes higher purity, higher whiteness, higher pearly lustre, high smooth finish, lower sand and iron content etc. We use raw materials from specific mines to get the high quality and competitive price. Some special feathers like thin, Flat and smooth surface, Good skin adhesion, High Slip, High spread, Very good Transparency high glossiness, high oil absorption, high bulk density etc. makes our Wet Ground Mica Powder excellent to use.
PEARLESCENT PIGMENT :- MUSCOVITE WET GROUND MICA POWDER of superior quality having low iron contents, Very thin, Flat and smooth surface, Good skin adhesion, High Slip, High spread, Very good Transparency, high glossiness, are used in large proportion in production of PEARLESCENT PIGMENTS, because of its reflective and refractive properties and its ability to reproduce artificially a "mother of pearl" or nacreceous colours from silver white through all shades of the rainbow varying from a silky lustre to a glittering sparkle. Mica have high refractive index (greater than sparkle. Mica have high refractive index (greater than 2.5) and a good chemical, mechanical and thermal stability. We are producing vide range of Wet Ground Mica Powder like 5-25, 10-60, 10-40, 10-100, 20-100, 30-70, 40-200, 40-300 micron for Pearlescent Pigment Industries.
PAINT AND COATING INDUSTRY :-In the Paint and coating industry, ground mica is used as a pigment extender that also facilitates suspension, reduces chalking, prevents shrinking and shearing of the paint film, increases resistance of the paint film to water penetration and weathering, and brightness the tone of colored pigments.
Muscovite Mica is chemically inert and resistant against most acids, heat and Oxidation. It is dissoluble in water and completely Neutral. The importance of Muscovite Mica for the formulation of coatings and wall finishes is due to its distinctive lamellar structure. It forms an efficient water barrier for the system, so it improves the adhesive strength of the coating and also gives mechanical stability of the coating. The manual application of coating and wall finish system containing Mica is easily processable. Wet Ground Mica serve as a Lubricant and spreading the coating regularly and makes Armouring effect. It has lamellar structure so correcting cracks by bridging over, lapping over and bearing intermediately. Thus the coating system is reining forced. In wall coating of high PVC, Mica may reduce shine and provide a desired matting effect. In corrosion protection, Muscovite Mica provides good adhesion for the coating. Heavily pigmented anti-corrosion paints tending to sedimentation effects due to their typical high density, they can easily be re-dispersed with mica. By adding at Mica to marine paints, the resistancy under water and at the water surface line are improved. Mica acts as a UV filter, which delays the degradation of the adhesive agent and untimely yellowing caused by sunbeams.
Applications of PARAS Wet Ground Mica for paint and coating Industry: Exterior, Interior, Cementious, Block filler, Roof, Stucco, Automotive, Metal, Solar Energy, Foundry Coatings, High Temperature, Marine, Wood Stains, Pool, industrial primers etc.
The plastic Industry uses wet ground Mica as an extender and filler, especially in parts for automobiles for light weight insulation to suppress sound and vibration. Mica is used in plastic automobile fascia and fenders as a reinforcing material. Providing improved mechanical properties, increased strength, stiffness and dimensional stability, reduced warpage and the best surface properties of any filled plastic composite. Application: Thermoplastic and Thermoset composites, Plastic Bottles, Plastic films, Rubber mold release and rubber gaskets.
Due to the wet grinding process, our mica displays exceptionally good shine and lustre giving a natural pearl effect. Mica gives Very good feeling, smooth, soft, very fine texture, natural Gloss, High Transparency etc. It also has unique UV resistant properties, which delays the untimely yellowing of skin caused by sunbeams. It's an exceptionally stable, chemically inert mineral that is harmless to humans making. Application in Cosmetics: Body / Mackup powder, Liquid Makeup, Lipstick, Eye-Shadows, Eyebrow Pencils, Nail Lacquers, Sun Screen – creams etc.
Rubber industry commonly uses inorganic fillers such as calcium carbonate, talc, clay, etc., to improve the functionality of some rubber products. While it improves some functionality, it also weakens some of theperformance. But use of mica powderproducts in rubber products as multi-functional filler improves the overall performance.The rubber manufacturers who manufacture tyre, tape, rubber sheet, hose, automotive rubber accessories and other products use mica powder which has good processing performance and can replace 30-50% of the semi-reinforcing or other coarse particles like carbon black and can also improve the friction properties of products.For example: the use of wet ground mica powder can enhance the greenhouse vulcanized silicone rubber (RTV silicone rubber) tensile strength, elongation at break and other mechanical properties, while the process performance is also better.
Performance of Mica powder used in rubber products is as follows:-
Well Papers, Textiles, Agriculture, Lubricants & Greases, Silicone Release Agents, Fabric Coating Constructions, Gravure Inks, Screen Inks, Offset Inks, Break pads, Sound deadening, Fire Extinguisher, Oil Well Drilling, Welding Rod Coatings etc.