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Talc Applications

PAPER, PULP & BOARD

Talc act as multi functional filler. When the pulp is rolled into thin sheets the mineral matter fills spaces between the pulp fibers, resulting in a paper with a much smoother writing surface. Talc improves the opacity, brightness and whiteness of the paper. Talc also can also improve the paper's ability to absorb ink.



PAINTS & COATINGS

Talc is used as multi-functional pigments ideal for architectural and industrial waterborne and solvent borne paints and primers, where they improve mechanical and optical propertie and production processes.

Talc's low hardness is valued because it causes less abrasion damage on spray nozzles and other equipment when paint is applied. It imparts many benefits to wood coatings, gel coats, color concentrates, inks, adhesives, sealants, and putties.


Agriculture

Talc is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals for the Ultra Violet protection of crops reducing water pick-up and dust.
In the production of animal feed, talc is used as an anticaking and dispersing agent, and die lubricant. Talc is used as a carrier in feed premixes and agricultural chemicals such as pesticides.

In fertilizers talcs are outstanding coating agents. It improves fertilizer flow, prevents caking, reducing water pick-up, protecting from crystal bridge formation and reducing dust. In the production of animal feed talc is efficient anticaking and and die lubricant. Talc makes for perfect carriers in feed pre-mixes and agricultural chemicals.
In olive oil production talcs are exceptionally effective processing aids for increasing oil yields. Talc is environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals for the UV protection of fruit crops.


Plastics and Rubber

Talc enhances the performance of polyolefin compounds such as polypropylene (PP). The possible applications are almost endless. Talc is not only used in automotive and household appliances, but also in food packaging such like acid-resistant keep-fresh packs and in laptop housings and in window profiles.
Used in Poly-propylene pipes for sewage water, talc increases rigidity, creep strength and impact resistance especially at low temperatures. This makes PP and talc combination the environmentally friendly alternative to PVC.
In automobiles, talc in polymer compounds stabilizes fenders and makes dashboards more scratch-resistant. It imparts strength to the plastic parts under the hood.
The market for wood-plastic composites (WPCs) has also developed robustly. Talc gives vital benefits in combination with the natural fiber. It reduces water absorption, shrinkage, deformation and creep.
Talc is used in seals, hoses, membranes, cables, tires and other rubber goods to improve process-ability, weathering, electrical properties, fire resistance and mechanical properties such as tear strength
In tires talc improves the impermeability of inner liners, enhancing rolling resistance and imparting better fuel efficiency.


Cable Industry

Used as a filler Provides insulation required in the cable industry acts as a dusting and anti blocking agent



Food

Talc is an ideal anti-stick, surface finishing and coating agent in many foods such as confectionery, dried foodstuffs and seasonings.
In olive oil production talc is utilized as a processing aid for increasing yield In chewing gum making, talc makes an excellent filler and gum base regulator especially for acid fruit flavors.

Talc is handy and safe in food products. Talc mineral in food is chemically inert and passes through the body un-digested. It is approved as a carrier for food colorings and as separating agent for products such as rice, powdered dried foods, seasonings, cheese, sausage skins or table salt preventing clumping.




Pharmaceuticals

Talc has no known allergenic, skin or eye-irritating properties. In pharmaceuticals, talc is used primarily as a basis for powders. It is employed as an active agent and auxiliary agent i.e as a carrier for pharmaceuticals with a disinfectant, anti-itching or cooling effect. Talc is suitable as a lubricant in pill manufacturing.

Thanks to the most stringent possible quality management, Globin Minerals Division guarantees the outstanding quality of its talc.
Talc is an ideal excipient for tablets and carrier for medicated powders and a glidant and lubricant in tablet manufacture.
In pharmaceutical coatings, talc is a brilliant anti-tack agent, ensuring perfect products every time.
It is utilized in enteric coatings for delivery of drugs.


Ceramics

Talc enhances the mechanical and optical properties of floor and wall tiles, and allows producers to reduce energy costs. It aids in the production of large-format tiles.
In refractory, talc rich in chlorite forms cordierites at lower temperatures and with higher thermal shock resistance than magnesite-based cordierites. Talc is the main component in the catalytic convertors and diesel particulate filters used to filter emissions from cars.


Cosmetics and personal care

Soft to the touch and chemically inert, talc has been used as a body powder for hundreds of years and is an ideal carriers for perfumes. Talc provides the silkiness in blushers and eye shadows; the transparency of foundations and the sheen of powder compacts.
Soap manufacturers use talc as a filler, where it enhances the softness and lather of soaps and cuts formulation costs.

In the personal care segment, pure, extremely fine talc is most important as a basis for powder and rouge. In cosmetics, talc mattes or hues the skin; it can have an antibacterial effect as well, thus preventing skin problems. It is also available as a body powder, and as a baby powder for preventing nappy rash.
Pure, fine talc has no known allergenic, skin or eye-irritating properties. Thanks to its extremely stringent quality management, Globin Minerals Division guarantees the excellent quality of its products for personal care use.


Waste water treatment

Specialty talc can improve the performance of biological waste water treatment plants. The talc particles ballast the flocks of bacteria and accelerate their sedimentation. The addition of talc results in top quality discharge and zero bacterial loss. It can help to upgrade plants without resorting to costly plant expansions.


TEXTILES

Textile industry uses talc powder free from grit and coloration, which is used both for loading and bleaching cotton sacks, cordage, rope and string. Inferior grades are used in back filling textiles.



Other uses

A fair proportion of medium to inferior grades of talc is used in the manufacture of pesticides and insecticides. Talc is used here as a carrier. Talc powder prevents infestation of food grains from insects and pests and hence it is sprinkled over food grains kept in big go downs. Other uses are for making crayons for marking purposes and for tailors' chalk.

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