IMV Product Applications

Agricultural Binder

IMV Sepiolite products such as Thermogel and Sepiogel-R are excellent binders for pelletized fertilizers.

Asphalt Cut-backs

IMV Sepiolite products such as IGS and Sepiogel-F are used with surfactants to thicken asphalt cutback products including roof coatings.

Asphalt Emulsions

IMV Sepiolite products such as Thermogel, IGS and Sepiogel-F are far superior to bentonites in asphalt emulsions. Film properties such as Wet Track Abrasion are dramatically improved.

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Asphalt Roof Coatings

Sepiolite products such as IGS and Sepiogel-F are used in coatings in combination with a surfactant and fiber, replacing asbestos in asphalt cutback formulations.

Caulks, Putties

IMV Sepiolite products such as IGB and Sepiogel-F are used in both water based and solvent based systems. In solvent systems a surfactant may be necessary.

Fertilizer-Suspension Aid

IMV Sepiolite products such as Thermogel and Sepiogel-R are excellent suspension aids for liquid fertilizers.

Fresh Water Drilling

GEL is a fresh water drilling clay having a high yield point and high carrying capacity.

Friction & Brake Products

IMV Sepiolite products such as Sepiogel-R, IGS and Sepiogel-F are used in combination with fibers to provide green strength during manufacture of friction products.    Sepiolite has enabled asbestos to be replaced with no loss of properties.

Gaskets

IMV Sepiolite products such as Sepiogel-F are used to help reinforce gasket material.

Landfill Liners

IMV Bentonite and Saponite products such as GEL and Imvite 1016 are excellent landfill lining clays. Imvite 1016 will be more stable than Bentonite products in the presence of electrolytes or organic leachates.

Paints & Coatings

Finely ground Sepiolite such as Sepiogel-F may be used in latex paints as the sole thickener or in combination with cellulosic or associative thickeners. Alone, Sepiogel-F imparts a highly thixotropic structure. Sepiogel-F is synergistic with many cellulosic thickeners. Sepiogel-F improves low shear rheology improving package stability and brush pick-up.

Pond Liners

IMV Bentonite and Saponite products such as GEL and Imvite 1016 are excellent pond lining materials.

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Paper Making

Imvite 1016 can be used in combination with proprietary polymers as a retention aid in filled paper. Imvite 1016 may be used to replace fine talc in pitch control applications.

Sealants

IMV Sepiolite products, such as IGS and Sepiogel-F, are used to thicken and reinforce sealants, grouts, putties, and caulks.

Salt Water Drilling

Sea Mud meets the API specification for salt water drilling clays.

Stucco

IMV Bentonite and Saponite products such as IGB, IGBA, GEL, and Imvite 1016 provide body and workability in stucco.

Slurry Wall

IMV Bentonite, Saponite and Sepiolite products such as GEL, Imvite 1016, and Thermogel are used in slurry trench applications. Imvite 1016 will be more stable than Bentonite when exposed to electrolytes or hydrocarbons. Thermogel will be most stable in the presence of contaminates.

Tape Joint Compounds

IMV Sepiolite products such as IGS and Sepiogel-F are used to thicken tape joint compounds. Sepiolite clays do not promote mud-cracking as do attapulgite clays.