High Quality Building Products Using Specialty Minerals Ground Calcium Carbonates and Talcs

Today’s beautiful homes and attractive commercial and industrial buildings result from the development of high-quality, durable components manufactured by the building products industry.

Limestone, or ground calcium carbonate, is one of the most commonly used minerals in building products and construction applications, along with a related mineral, dolomite, a calcium magnesium carbonate.  As fillers and extenders, these materials provide improved performance and cost benefits to a broad range of industrial, environmental, and agriculture applications that impact our daily lives. Building product applications include asphalt roofing shingles, vinyl floor tile and sheeting, tape joint compounds, glass, stucco, concrete, masonry, and swimming pool plasters. Talcs are also used in a variety of paints, plastics and joint compounds. Ultrafine coated Specialty Precipitated Calcium Carbonates are used as rheology modifiers in a range of construction sealants and adhesives.

Combining research and development with Application Technology and support to customer trials, Specialty Minerals is well positioned to supply you with high-performance products or to work with you to develop new grades tailored to your building product application.


Building Products With SMI Minerals
Specialty Minerals products play functional roles in a variety of components used in residential and commercial construction, such as:

  • Sealants and Adhesives
  • Roofing including Asphalt shingles, TPO and EPDM systems
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, Thermosets)
  • Block and Stone
  • Stucco
  • Flooring
  • Joint Compound
  • Pool Plaster

Specialty Minerals Products for Building Components
Specialty Minerals supplies crushed, screened, ground, and pulverized limestone and dolomite products direct from our quarries in Adams, Massachusetts, Canaan, Connecticut, and Lucerne Valley, California. Talc is mined and ground in Barretts, Montana. Specialty Precipitated Calcium Carbonate is produced at Adams, MA and Lifford, UK.