Diatomaceous Earth Filler
Diatomaceous Earth is Used as a Lightweight, Inert Filler in Some Manufactured Products
Diatomaceous earth filler applications are numerous, including:
In paint, diatomite fillers are used as a flattening agent. Diatomite alters gloss and sheen, extends primary pigments, adds bulk and strength, and enhances coating adhesion. It can also be added as a whitening agent and extender where titanium dioxide must be minimized.
In plastics, diatomite fillers serve as an antiblocking agent in polyethylene plastic, which helps in the separation of plastic sheets in manufacturing.
It is used as a filler and anti-stick agent in asphalt shingles.
In many rubber products, diatomaceous earth is used as a filler to improve adhesion resistance.