Provide cost-effective nontoxic alternatives to other high- or low-density materials.

Ikonik® materials are composites providing functional properties such as densification, magnetization, or light-weighting by incorporating industrially-refined particles such as glass bubbles, glass beads, ferrite, steel, stainless steel, copper, and Tungsten. These particles are coated with Tundra’s proprietary technology (TundraKoat™) and are compounded into thermoplastics allowing for functional properties. These products can be processed using standard thermoplastic molding equipment. Ikonik® materials can be used in the automotive, ballistics, sporting goods, general balancing & ballasting, and magnetics markets. The Ikonik® platform also incorporates mineral filler particles such as Calcium Carbonate, Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, and others for polymer extension, improvement of certain properties, or a mixture of both.

Platform Benefits:

Increased processability and loading enhances the following properties:
  • Densification
  • Light-weighting
    • Reduction of Weight (Densities as low as 0.7 g/cm3)
    • Insulation
    • Low Dielectric Constant
    • Dimensional Stability
    • Cycle Time Reduction
    • Reduced Resin Demand
  • Thermal
  • Compression
  • Magnetics
    • Coated magnetic particles can be loaded into almost any polymer imaginable. Increased particle loading leads to greater end article magnetism.
  • Flexible Magnets
    • Tundra’s coating provides increased product flexibility which in turn provides better magnetic wet-out and increased surface conformity. This results in a better product.

Scope of the Ikonik® Platform Today:

  • Steel/Stainless Steel
  • Ferrite Magnetics
  • EVA
  • Fluoropolymers

The Future of the Ikonik® Platform

Ikonik® is Tundra’s oldest platform and the platform with the most commercial success to date with rotational balancing weights and magnetic tape being the stars of the platform. That isn’t to say that it has been used to its full potential. Tundra believes that there are many applications for the technology that have yet to be explored. Many products in the market could benefit from particle fill.

  • Hollow Glass Micro-spheres
  • Barium Sulfate
  • Talc
  • Kaolin
  • Alumina Trihydrate
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Calcium Sulfate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Carbon Black
  • Glass Beads
  • Aluminum
  • Graphite
  • Boron Nitride
  • Diamond
  • Copper
  • Tungsten
  • PVC
  • POM
  • PVDF
  • Nylon/PA
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • TPO
  • PBT
  • ABS
  • ASA
  • PC
  • PLA
  • PEEK
  • PEKK
  • PEI
  • PTFE
ParticleDensity (g/cm3)
Glass BeadsUp to 1.4
FerriteUp to 3.0
Steel/Stainless SteelUp to 5.1
CopperUp to 7.0
TungstenUp to 14.0

Tundra can assist you at any stage of materials innovation — from idea and development through technology transfer and production.

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