10 Main Applications of Talc Powder

February 24,2022

What is talc?


Talc is a white, fine powder made from silicate talc ore through a series of processes. Talc is odorless and tasteless, and has a wide range of applications. Edible talc can be used as an additive in the pharmaceutical and food industry. It is non-toxic and tasteless. Besides these, what other uses does it have?


Talc Powder


There are 10 main uses of talcum powder:


  • Fine talc powder: used in advanced paint coatings, plastics, cable rubber, cosmetics, copper paper coatings, textile lubricants, etc.


  • Coating grade: used for white extender pigments and various water-based, oil-based, resin industrial coatings, paints, water-based paints, etc.


  • Cable grade: used for cable rubber additive and cable isolation agent.


  • Paper grade: used as filler for various types of paper and cardboard, wood pitch control agent.


  • Plastic grade: used as filler for plastics such as polypropylene, nylon, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, polystyrene and polyester.


  • Rubber grade: used for rubber filler and rubber product anti-sticking agent.


  • Ceramic grade: used in the manufacture of electric porcelain, wireless porcelain, various industrial ceramics, architectural ceramics, daily-use ceramics and enamels, etc.


  • Cosmetic grade: used for various emollient powders, beauty powders, talcum powders, etc.


  • Waterproof material grade: used for waterproof membrane, waterproof coating, waterproof ointment, etc.


  • Pharmaceutical and food grade: pharmaceutical tablets, sugar coating, prickly heat powder and traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions, food additives, isolation agents, etc.