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Shlok Enterprise is ranked among the reliable Manufacturers, Exporters and Suppliers of an expansive array of Talc Powder. Our range of Talc Powder consists of Talc Powder For Paper Industry, Talc Powder For Paint Industry, Talc Powder For Pharmaceutical Industry, Talc Powder For Plastic Industry, Talc Powder For Cosmetic Industry, Talc Powder For Ceramic Industry, Talc Powder For Animal Feed Industry and Talc Powder For Detergent Industry. Our consistent focus on research activities for Talc since our inception has lead to dynamic creation of New Talc Grades more suited to meet the current and future requirements of end-users market. In our quest to deliver the best, we have successfully carved out a niche in offering global high- end Talc Solutions in the market. Talc is used in production of many other products - in rubber and cable industries, in roofing, asphalt, in agricultural products, in food industry as a confectioneries filler and in candies and chewing gum coating, in sculpture, sealant and isolator production as a building material, in waste water treatment, in animal feed, in leather treatment, in shoe polish, welding rods, in cereal polishing, in pencils, glass fiber, synthetic diamonds and other products. Talc produced by us is recommended in all the above industries, especially in those applications where particle size of talc is a major concern.
An Introduction To Talc
Soapstone or Steatite or Talc is an alteration product of original or secondary Magnesium minerals. Talc is hydrous Magnesium Silicate and its chemical composition would correspond to 63.5% Silica (Si02), 31.7% Magnesia (MgO) and 4.8% water (H20). In nature, chemically pure Talc is very rare; it has some contaminations. Talc has a greasy or soapy feel and Pure Talc is characterized by extreme softness. Talc has good luster or sheen, high slip or lubricating power, good hiding power and ability to absorb specific types of oils and grease. Talc is inert to most chemical reagents, although it exhibits a marked alkaline pH of 9-9.5. It has low electrical and chemical conductivity.
Talcum Powder is widely used in many industries as a filler/extender and in other industrial applications due to its natural physical and chemical properties and relatively low price.
Talc Powder is used in industrial applications because of its lamellar platy nature, softness, whiteness, hydrophobic features, atmosphere & acid resistance, high thermal strength, chemical inertness, high dielectric strength, high melting point and absorption features. Particle size distribution is a critical parameter in most Talc Applications. Talc for paints, paper, plastics and cosmetics (with whiteness ranging from 80% to 98% with fineness up to 800 meshes with varying calcium percentage, ranging from 0.5 to 15%).
Talc is an important industrial mineral. Its resistance to heat, electricity and acids make it an ideal surface for lab counter tops and electrical switchboards. The Talc is also an important filler material for paints, rubber and insecticides. Even with all these uses, most people only know talc as the primary ingredient in talcum powder. Mineral specimens are not very common as it does not form very large crystals. However, it often replaces other minerals on an atom by atom basis and forms what are called pseudo morphs (false shape). The talc takes the form of the mineral it replaces. A specimen of what looks like milky quartz is quite a surprise when it not only has a soapy feel but can be scratched by a fingernail.
In loose form, it is the widely used substance known as talcum powder. It occurs as foliated to fibrous masses, its monoclinic crystals being so rare as to be almost unknown. It has a perfect basal cleavage, and the folia are non-elastic, although slightly flexible. It is sectile and very soft, with a hardness of 1 (Talc is the softest of the Mohs' scale of mineral hardness, and can be easily scratched by a fingernail). It has a specific gravity of 2.5–2.8, a clear or dusty luster, and is translucent to opaque. Talc is not soluble in water, but it is sl
Talc is a metamorphic mineral resulting from the metamorphism of magnesian minerals such as pyroxene, amphibole, olivine and other similar minerals in the presence of carbon dioxide and water. This is known as talc carbonation or steatization and produces a suite of rocks known as talc carbonates.