Calcium carbonate’s polymer promise

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Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Mineral fillers offer cost reduction – and sometimes enhanced properties – to polymer formulations. Siddhartha Roy outlines ground calcium carbonate’s changing role in the growing polymer market



It is estimated that about 5% of the Earth’s crust is some form of calcium carbonate, either as calcite, limestone, chalk, marble or aragonite or through impure forms like dolomite. While some minor portion of naturally occurring calcium carbonates have formed due to geological processes, the majority has its origins...

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