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Table 3

Some mineral fillers and their applications [43].

Type of filler Application
Kaolin clay Reinforced nylon, wire, and cable
Talc Stiffness, abrasion − polypropylene
Mica Stiffness, polypropylene
Silica Reinforced rubber, epoxy
Wollastonite Reinforced plastics, coatings
Glass fibre-beads Reinforced plastics
Aluminium trihydrate Flame retardance
Magnesium hydroxide Flame retardance
Crystobalite Abrasion resistance/plastics
Titanium dioxide Plastics, colorant, filler

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