Paints and Coatings

Paints and coatings benefit the addition of The Quartz Corp's Minspar products or its Mica products.


Specific Applications:

  • Architectural Coatings
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Marine Coatings
  • Clear Coat and UV Cured
  • OEM and Powder Coatings
  • Stains and Varnishes
  • Foundry Coatings
  • Anti-Skid/Slip Coatings
  • Traffic Paint
  • Inks

Because of its unique combination of surface chemistry and particle shape, our Minspar product line can be universally applied in water-based, high solids, and powder coating formulations. Finer Minspar grades are ideally suited for high glass coatings, while coarser grades are more appropriate for glass control and to add texture.

In clear films, Minspar provides matting in most resin types while maintaining its transparency. The refractive index is almost identical to most of the commonly used clear binders such as polyurethanes, epoxies, acrylics, etc. Virtually transparent in UV light, Minspar does not absorb or reflect radiation.

In oil, alkyd, and solvent-based systems, Minspar provides the low viscosity needed to meet high solids and low VOC requirements. Low in oil absorption, Minspar is also effective in high solids and powder coating applications where matting is desired and low viscosity must be maintained. In addition, Minspar delivers higher CPVC levels than most other extender minerals.

Key Qualities:

  • Color consistency
  • Excellent tint retention
  • Ease of dispersion
  • Resistance to fading, chalking, cracking, and loss of gloss
  • Chemical resistance
  • Formulation flexibility
  • Exterior durability
  • Improved binder stability
  • Non-hydroscopic providing stain and mildew resistance
  • Low iron eliminates iron staining and improve binder stability


The Quartz Corp's mica product, P80F, is used as a pigment extender in paints and coatings. The properties of mica make it an excellent product to help keep pigment in suspension, reduce chalking and shrinking of finished surface, reduce water penetration, and improve brightness of colored pigments.

The Quartz Corp can supply customers with tailor-made solutions for the formulation of tile bodies, frits, glazes and engobes.