Active Minerals International, LLC
34 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD 21152
Tel: +1 (410) 825 2920
Best Value in Rheology Modifiers
At Every Step of the Product Life Cycle
Min-U-Gel® 400 attapulgite product is a high-quality gellant
clay that offers one of the best values in rheology modi;cation.
For more than 40 years it has been adding distinct performance
and cost advantages to paints & coatings and numerous other
liquid systems. This easy-to-use, low-cost thixotropic thickener
and suspension agent is a trusted product for stabilizing a wide
range of mixtures and improving their application properties.
It can partially replace or enhance other rheology modi;ers to
lower cost and improve overall performance.
Min-U-Gel® 400 gellant clay product disperses easily in almost
any type of liquid. It provides a wide latitude in formulating
since it is inert, tolerates most physical and chemical environments and is compatible with other additives. It does not need
special activators, solvents or heat. In non-aqueous systems a
surfactant is recommended for optimal performance.
Min-U-Gel® 400 rheology modi;er bene;ts many optical and
application properties. In coatings, it provides excellent ;ow and
leveling and promotes syneresis control, pigment suspension, sag
resistance, ;lm build, spatter resistance, spreadability, feather-
ing, tint strength and hiding. It provides fast thixotropic recovery
without fading, even under repeated or prolonged shear. It also
resolves problems with organic pigment ;ooding and ;oating.
Min-U-Gel® 400 thixotropic thickener maintains a stable gel
and reduces liquid separation and settling. It is insoluble, non-swelling and does not contribute to viscosity creep. It is stable
over a wide pH, chemical and temperature range.
Contact us today to learn how Min-U-Gel® 400
can improve paint quality and lower your costs.
Major Markets Served
• Adhesives, Caulks & Sealants • Asphalt & Bitumen
• Construction (including Joint Tape Compound, Stucco, EIFS)
• Foundry Coatings • Foliar Fertilizers • Geotechnical • Inks
• Liquid Pesticides • Lubricants • Oil;eld • Seed Coatings
• Paints & Coatings (all types) • Plastisols • Polishes
Active Minerals International (AMI) is the world’s largest producer of high quality gellant attapulgite clay mineral and is
guided by the majority of the foremost authorities in attapulgite
technology. AMI is an award winning environmentally responsible company. We operate multiple manufacturing sites and
warehouses, maintain decades of reserves and recently expanded
our capacity for products serving the coatings industry.
Our robust ISO 9001 registered QMS and dynamic continual
improvement culture has established a well-proven track record
of consistent quality and customer satisfaction. In addition,
being one of the top 100 exporters in the U.S. coupled with our
strong logistic capabilities, we provide excellent service to our
Integrity. Innovation. Teamwork. Execution.
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2.5mm x 25nm
The forming and un-forming of the Min-U-Gel ® lattice structure can be repeated endlessly without
loss of performance. The rate of ‘thixotropic recovery’ – or rebuilding of the lattice structure – is
exceptionally fast in the immediate return to a stable structure.
(Dispersed) Remove Shear