Talc is a versatile mineral, widely used in various industrial applications. The nature of deposit, formation of talc is the index of its chemical purity, particle shape and other physical features. Talc possesses some unique and unusual properties, which makes it ideal for its multiple uses. No other mineral other than talc possesses such combination of intrinsic properties.
The natural qualities of talc gives cosmetics stability, texture, skin adhesion, slip and water resistance. Talc is pure, odorless and free from impurities. Talc is not only used in Body Talc (Talcum Powder) and Toilet Soaps, but also in Detergents and Washing Powder.
In body talc, it acts as a perfume carrier due to its chemical inertness and lamellar structure.
In soaps, talc is mainly used as a filler. The consumption of talc in Soap, varies between 10 to 50% depending on the quality and type of soap. It also acts as a binding agent and gives hardness to the cake.
Being hydrophobic in nature, Talc prevents loss and absorption of water from animal feed, thus protecting the essential nutrients. Talc is used as an anticaking coating in feed bins. It's non-toxic nature offers no danger to the livestock.
Talc is widely used in the paint industry, particularly in marine paints and protective coatings.
In detergent powder also, Talc acts as a carrier of detergents and also reduces the cost. Due to its natural quality of being inert and harmless to skin, it is the most popular filler.
Dry fire extinguishing powder, Cereal polishing, Bleaching agent, Floor Wax, Water Filtration, Leather Treatment, Shoe Polish, Welding rod coating, Printing Ink, Casting for Iron Ore in the direct reduction process, Asphalt, Jointing Compounds, Confectioneries, Foam, Rubber, Putties etc.