What is talc (soapstone)?
Talc is the world’s softest mineral. All talc ores are soft, platy, water repellent and chemically inert, but no two talcs are the same. Talc is a vital part of our everyday life. Talc is found in products such as magazines, car and house polymers, paints and tiles. Talc is a naturally layered hydrated magnesium sheet silicate that has a platelet structure with the chemical formula Mg3 Si4 O10 (OH)2.
- The softest mineral (Moh’s hardness 1)
- Chemically inert, acid and alkali resistant
Paints and coatings: Construction systems, corrosion protection, grindable systems, adhesives;
improved viscosity and covering power, prevents sedimentation, fixes pigments.
Paper: Filler material, pitch control, surface coating; improves whiteness standards, cover properties and print ability.
Ceramics, rubber, asphalt: Filler material; increases rigidity and temperature resistance, reduces
Pharmacy and cosmetics: Powder, additive for pills; serves as a carrier for both dry and moist
Foods / animal feeds: Release agent and carrier substance for colors and nutrients (food additive),
flow regulating agent.
Sewage: Slurry coagulant, optimizing treatment effectiveness.
Other uses: Process additive, lubricant and anti-adhesive and many others.
Suitable Grades are:
- Fine Talc
- Super Fine Talc
- Ultra Fine Talc
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