PVC & Cable: PCC improves the base properties of polyvinyl chloride by adding stiffness to the polymer matrix and improves impact resistance. It also improves mechanical properties (tensile strength and elongation) and electrical properties (volume resistivity). Polypropylene compounds are often filled with calcium carbonate to increase rigidity, a requirement that becomes important at high use temperatures.
PAINTS: PCC is used as an extender in paints, in particular matte emulsion paint. It provides a greater covering strength, thus increasing the performance of high quality paints, oil synthetic and other coatings. It contributes to the opacity and that the paint will cover, without dripping, the surfaces.
DENTRIFICE: Toothpaste and tooth powder manufacturers use PCC as a cleaning-polishing agent, with benefit of fluffiness due to low Bulk Density. PCC also offers different water absorption options, which enables the manufacturers to choose most suitable option to maintain desired water content in the toothpaste.
DETERGENTS: PCC is used as a mineral filler to improve the consistency and dryness of the final mass of Detergent.
RUBBER: PCC maintains flexibility and increases resistance to torsion and traction thus improving rubber’s mechanic and electric characteristics.
PLASTICS: PCC is valued for its high brightness and light scattering characteristics in paper filling and coating applications.