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Talc

The Talc is mostly characterized by the following features:

  • The talc is the softest mineral in the world (the hardness under Mohs Scale = 1)
  • Is it hard to melt (the melting temperature of 1,200-1,500ºC)
  • It has high density (2,700 – 2,900 kg/m³)
  • It has greasy feel
  • The people think it is only white, but it also can be grey, green, blue, pink and even black

The basics of talc application:

  • Chemical resistance to acids and alkali lye;
  • Low electrical and thermal conductivity;
  • high absorption ability to bind grease, oils, paints and resin;
  • excellent cleavability;
  • Pure white color in high-quality talc variety.

Talc applications

The talc has immensely wide application options in many industrials sectors and in production of innumerable every-day products:

  • In Cosmetic industry – manufacturing of soaps, tooth pastes, powders, creams, lipsticks
  • In the paper industry as the filler to paper
  • In the textile industry – impregnation of fabric, plasters, food foils
  • In the rubber industry – manufacturing of tires, preservations
  • In the glass and foundry industry – decolorizing and lining of forms, manufacturing of acid-resisting and alkali-resisting vessels
  • In the chemical industry – paints, synthetic fertilizers , manufacturing of explosives –the absorbent of nitroglycerine, production of polishing pastes on alabaster and marble, creams for shoes
  • In the pharmaceutical industry – the pure talc as the filler to pills, medicaments
  • In the constructional industry – various facing, impregnates the wood to become heat-resistant; it is added to asphalts, preventing thus the road bed from cracking
  • In the ceramic industry – the very pure talc is used in production of electrical porcelain
  • In the automotive industry – production of high-rank parts as the dashboard and inner lining of vehicle walls, airbags
  • In the food industry – additions to food, in various sweets, conserved meat, in olive oil