CR Minerals Pumice for Paint and Coatings Industry

CR Minerals Safsil and Navajo brand pumice grades are widely used in the paint and coatings industry as well as many others. The low density and unique particle morphology of the vitreous pumice imparts many desirable properties.

Safsil products are high performance functional fillers that contain less than .1% respirable crystalline silica. SafSil may be used to successfully replace many commonly used products such as ground silica, nepheline syenite, calcium carbonate, and talc. “Green” paints may be produced with SafSil because it is an all-natural material. SafSil may be used in both water and solvent borne systems. Systems formulated using Safsil exhibit excellent flatting efficiency, burnish resistance, and excellent color retention especially in deep bases. Four grades of SafeSil are currently available ranging in particle size from 3-12 microns.