Mattex®

Engineered high brightness calcined kaolins

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Mattex® calcined kaolins are specially designed to combine high opacity and whiteness with high tint strength and low sheen.  Typical applications are water-borne interior and exterior flat paints, solvent-borne interior and exterior flat paints.

 

 

 

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Mattex PRO to replace Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in Architectural Coatings

Known for it’s excellent matting properties and it’s ability to control gloss and sheen, diatomaceous earth has been used in architectural coatings for decades. However, these flatting agents have very high oil absorption levels which negatively impact both stain and scrub resistance.

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Products in the Mattex® family

Mattex®

Engineered high brightness calcined kaolin

Mattex® kaolin is recommended for use in interior/exterior architectural coatings where low sheen is required. Mattex® gives excellent touch-up properties along with high scrub resistance. It requires little or no flatting agents to achieve low sheen in flat paints.

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

90%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

1.3µm

PH LEVEL

6

Mattex® MX

Engineered high brightness calcined kaolin

Mattex® MX kaolin is the newest entry into the Mattex® family of structured extender pigments. It combines high opacity and whiteness with high tint strength, low sheen and excellent film integrity in coatings.

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

90%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

1.1µm

PH LEVEL

6

Mattex® PRO

High Performance Extender

Mattex® PRO is a specially engineered kaolin-based product for architectural paint applications with improved scrub resistance and burnish.  It is uniquely structured to provide very high scrub resistance properties and very low sheen while maintaining excellent hide. 

 

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
GE BRIGHTNESS

%

AVG. PARTICLE SIZE

2.7µm

PH LEVEL

6-8

 

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American Institute of Architecture (AIA) CEU Course

Improving Concrete Durability and Aesthetics with High Reactivity Metakaolin

This course provides content on how High Reactivity Metakaolin can improve concrete strength, workability, durability, sustainability, and aesthetics.

 

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