Natural Mica: Clean and Conscious

Natural Mica Sourcing at Sun Chemical’s Wholly-Owned Mine in Hartwell, Georgia, USA

Ensuring full transparency, we source natural mica for our high-quality effect pigments brands using fully ethical, traceable and environmentally friendly processes.

Our Three Guiding Principles



Ethical Working Practices

Cheryl, a laboratory technician, is responsible for inspecting and maintaining working materials at Hartwell. She ensures a safe working environment for all employees.

Traceable Supply Chain

Site Operations Specialist, Robin, oversees the delivery process from Hartwell. She ensures all bags filled with mica are labeled with a tracking code to enable full traceability.

Environmentally Friendly Sourcing

Minerals Technician, Steve, takes responsibility for the ecological balance surrounding the Hartwell mining area.

Get detailed information on our three principles:

  1. Ethical working practices
  2. Traceable supply chain
  3. Environmentally-friendly sourcing

We Make Every Step Visible

In the video documentary “Transparency – The Truth about Mica,” the clean beauty cosmetics brand, Beautycounter, details the challenging path to establish transparency within the global mica supply chain while citing us as a transparent industry partner who can trace mica supply from source to supply.

Mica's Role in Clean Beauty

Learn more about sustainability in beauty and responsible ingredient sourcing by downloading “The Clean Side of Mica” white paper

We are Pioneers in Sustainable Mica Sourcing

As one of the leading pigments suppliers worldwide, we take responsibility for driving important discussions in key industry networks and fostering sustainable solutions.
We are a proud founding member of the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) and committed to helping private, public and non-profit sectors reach a 100% sustainable Indian mica supply chain.

Our Mica-Based Pigments Are Used for Several Industries


Add pearlescent effects and metallic shimmer to interior and exterior applications for the architectural, automotive and industrial coatings markets.


Boost color, texture and sparkle with natural and safe mica-based effect pigments for eyeshadow, lipstick, bath bombs, soap and nail polish.


Create innovative, eye-catching designs with interference mica pigments for household items, toys and electronics.


Use ethically sourced natural mica pigments for seed dressing, seed coating, fertilizer or non-crop applications.

Learn more about our natural mica mining practices.

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