In the nature, it can be found associated with other minerals, forming rocks called soapstone, steatite or talc schist.
With our mining and manufacturing operations in Europe, Australia, North America and China, IMI Fabi is well situated to supply our global customers for the distant future.
Our product and application know-how allow us to propose the most appropriate grades taking into account the most efficient sourcing and supply chain management.
- Talc occurs naturally as a highly platy or lamellar form of magnesium silicate.
- Talc is a hydrated magnesium silicate, belonging to the subclass of phyllosilicates, also called sheet-silicates. Its
crystals are thin lamellae, forming various morphologies and various colors from white, to pink, green, grey or black.
- Talc in various forms of purity and lamellarity can be found globally with deposits on every continent on the globe.
- It’s naturally hydrophobic and organophilic
- It’s inert and resist very well to acids and alkalis
- It's the softest mineral in the world
- It’s a good electric and thermal insulator
- It’s neither inflammable nor explosive
Thanks to these characteristics, talc is a mineral of choice in many industrial uses.