inert functional fillers
Sunrise® mica functional fillers
Sunrise® mica is a range of inert funtional fillers for the cosmetic and coating & paint industry.
The product portfolio contains products of natural and synthetic mica.
The natural mica range is a wet-ground product produced from high purity flake mica concentrates by a slow frictional delamination process. It is renowned for its optical properties. They are mined in two areas. The Sunrise® AT mica is mined in the south of India whilst the standard Sunrise® grades are originated from China.
Sunrise® Crystal is an artificial mica. This synthetic fluorphlogopite grade offers outstanding colour purity, higher transparency and a lower content of impurities.
Due to its natural sheen Sunrise® mica is the perfect choice for cosmetics. It offers high UV stability, low abrasiveness, excellent lubricity, good skin adhesion and good resistance to heat, weather and chemicals. It creates buildable coverage without completely covering the skin. In colour cosmetics Sunrise® mica is used to give balance and consistency to pressed powders. Mica gives a smooth texture and adds a bit of shine to the product surface.
Sunrise® SVA mica is a special Lauroyl Lysine treated grade in the mica portfolio which provides an exceptional smooth texture, soft feeling and good skin adhesion for cosmetic products.
Mica is also used as a chemical and weather resistant filler in coatings. It is also often added to primers, emulsion paints and anti-corrosion coating systems as it provides durability and helps coatings to resist cracking and checking. Sunrise® mica furthermore helps to increase resistance to water penetration and brightens the tone of colored pigments.