Talc

Talc

Talc is a metamorphic mineral from the silicate family. Its chemical formula is hydrated magnesium silicate H2Mg3(SiO3)4. It is very soft a 1 on the Moh’s harness scale. It is used to represent the softest of minerals at #1. It can be scratched with your fingernail! The color can be white, gray, or green and it has a white streak. In rare instances it can have a crystalline form but is commonly found in fibrous masses. Talc is commonly used as talcum powder to reduce friction in industrial applications. It was once commonly used as the main ingredient in baby powder to promote dry skin, and prevent rashes. It adds new features to products that use it as a raw material and makes processes more efficient. The colour of the material varies from pure white to silvery white. The product is used by many industries like : Ceramics, Electrical Industry, Paint industry, Plastics, Paper Industry, Rubber Industry,                                                                                                     Detergents and so on.