Intertek Supports Mondo Minerals with Polyolefin Knowledge and Rapid Completion of Their Material Characterisation Program

Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:00am EST

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GELEEN, Netherlands--(Business Wire)--
Intertek,a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range
of industries around the world, has successfully completed a material
characterisation program by delivering polymer material and processing knowledge
in a time effective way for Mondo Minerals, Netherlands. 

Mondo Minerals ("Mondo") is the second largest producer of talc globally, with a
strong presence in Europe. The Company is a leading supplier of talc for paper,
paints & coatings, and plastics applications and has a growing presence in a
range of niche end-markets including technical ceramics, food, and personal
care. Mondo, which is headquartered in Amsterdam, has a secure and well-placed
talc ore reserve base in Finland with an estimated resource life of well over 70
years. The company has state of the art processing facilities in both Finland
and The Netherlands. 

Intertek, as an independent supplier of knowledge in the field of polyolefins
and related laboratory and technical services, assisted Mondo minerals with
further research on their products. The project included compounding and
injection molding trials and material characterisation programs. 

Mr. Venema, Technical support manager plastics of Mondo Minerals, said, "We were
very happy with the amount of expertise in the field of polyolefins Intertek has
and the capability to response fast, which contributed to the success of our
project. This project gave us new technical data and material insight assisting
us in developing new and innovative Mondo minerals products." 

Learn more about Intertek polymer services: http://www.intertek.com/polymers
Learn more about Mondo minerals: http://www.mondominerals.com/

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide
range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing,
quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding
value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the
global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to
support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. For
more information visit: www.intertek.com

About Mondo Minerals

Mondo Minerals ("Mondo") is the second largest producer of talc globally, with a
strong presence in Europe. The Company is a leading supplier of talc for paper,
paints & coatings, and plastics applications and has a growing presence in a
range of niche end-markets including technical ceramics, food, and personal
care. Mondo, which is headquartered in Amsterdam, has a secure and well-placed
talc ore reserve base in Finland with an estimated resource life of well over 70
years. The company has state of the art processing facilities in both Finland
and The Netherlands. For more information visit: www.mondominerals.com

Intertek Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Frank Huijnen
Business Development Consultant
Polymer Materials Characterisation and Processing
Tel: +31 (0)88 126 8888
or
Mondo Minerals
Frans Venema
Technical support manager plastics
Tel: +31 (0)6 19 156 329
or
Intertek Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Chantal Haarmann
European Marketing and Communication Manager
Tel: +31 (0)88 126 8888
chantal.haarmann@intertek.com

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