Spherix® Mineral Products

Market Sectors

Plastics

Spherix® Aluminosilicate Ceramic (ASC) Microspheres have been engineered to deliver a unique 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

 

Rubber

The sustainable solution for processing in organic rubber compounds.

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

Silicone

Dispersix™ is outstanding for HCR Silicone molding and extrusion. The growing family of Dispersix™ hybrid inorganic-organic ASC spheres provides a breakthrough in silicone compounding, substantially lowering processing time with a faster dispersion of silica reinforcements. Optimized for silicone cure chemistry, Dispersix™ products yield improvements in physical properties and 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

 

Thermosets

Spherix® Aluminosilicate Ceramic (ASC) Microspheres are engineered to match polymer compatibility and cure systems for improvements in processing and production.

  • 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

Products

100% recycled Aluminosilicate Ceramic (ASC) Microspheres reduce mixing time and energy consumption…

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Organic elastomers serve as multifunctional process aids for enhanced properties…

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Silicone elastomers that are optimized for HCR silicone cure chemistry…

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Green Innovation

Sustainability With Consistent Performance

At Spherix® Mineral Products, we manufacture Aluminosilicate Ceramic Spheres that have been developed from 100% recycled fly ash. The products are custom engineered with specific treatments bonded to the surface for customers seeking sustainable alternatives to improve processing time.

MARKET SECTORS

Spherix® Mineral Products have been engineered to deliver a unique combination of benefits: mechanical benefits + polymer chemistry + cure chemistry.

  • Lower total energy of mixing
  • Enhanced flow under shear
  • Crosslinking of polymer
  • Enhanced physical properties
  • Lower drop temperature
  • Reduced mold fouling
  • Shorter molding cycle time
  • Better surface smoothness