Industrial minerals are an extremely useful and often underrated gift of nature, contributing to our enjoyment of everyday life. Mining, refining and using these minerals in a responsible and sustainable way will guarantee the pleasure and leisure of future generations.

Speciality minerals such as:

  • Bentonite – purifying oil for healthy foods.
  • Borates – shielding painted surfaces from the weather.
  • Calcium Carbonate – improving stability in plastic furniture.
  • Diatomite – improving sports turf and gold greens.
  • Feldspar – enhancing the appearance of ceramic glazes.
  • Kaolin – extruding rubber for bicycle tyres.
  • Lime – making roads (more) resistant and suitable for traffic.
  • Plastic Clays – being used as sealers in recreational ponds and lakes.
  • Silica – protecting lawns and sports fields.
  • Talc – extending the elasticity in ballons.

So whenever you’re out there having fun, you will appreciate why we at the Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-Europe) are actively promoting these beneficial minerals, which help us get the best out of our free time.

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