Paints & Coatings

Imerys is a major supplier of high quality perlite and diatomaceous earth to the Paints and Coatings industry throughout the world.


The morphology, shape, size, whiteness and chemistry of Imerys’ mineral particles improves paint properties allowing you to control the performance of paints and coatings formulations.

Matting, opacity and brightness can be significantly improved with our materials which can also enhance paint breathability, burnish, scrub and stain resistance, and barrier properties. In addition, some of our products are used as TiO2 extenders.

All of our products are supported by a high standard of technical service, product development and research from a team of highly experienced scientists and specialists in the use of extenders in the paints, inks and coatings industries.

Highlighted products

  • OpTiMat® is the leading product in the decorative paint industry exhibiting exceptional matting efficiency at low loading levels and featuring high whiteness. OpTiMat® is so effective that as little as 3% by weight can deliver a paint of a 85° sheen level below 1.

Application Specific Benefits

  • Excellent matting effect
  • High brightness
  • Smooth surface texture
  • Very high mud crack resistance
  • Burnish and scrub resistance
  • Film permeability control
  • Inertness
  • Low bulk and specific density
  • Ease of dispersion


To find out how our products can help your products and processes please contact us

Fred Ju

Product Spotlight

EMS (Engineered Mineral Solutions)

Provides tailor-made products based on extensive Imerys mineral portfolio for Paints and Coating customers.
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