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LITHOS Industrial Minerals Talc LKB30

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Function: Filler, Filler & Extender, Anti-Blocking Agent, Flame Retardant, Catalyst, Nucleating Agent
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LITHOS Industrial Minerals Talc LKB30 Features & Benefits

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Talc in ceramics

  • Talc can be used in several applications within the ceramic sector, for example talc is used as filler within technical ceramics, in automotive cordierite ceramics, several tiles and within fireproof ceramics. Further the micro crystalline structure of LITHOS talc offers the possibility to use the talc for electrical ceramic applications.
  • Talc is a catalyst in the ceramic industry and has a high temperature resistance. In general, the addition of talc has positive effects to ceramic, for example it increases the mechanical and optical properties of the ceramic material and glazes. Through the addition of talc the properties of the product can be changed and the combustion temperature is reduced. This has a positive effect on the production costs.

Talc in plastics

  • The application spectrum for talc in plastics is nearly unlimited.
  • Talc can be used among other things in automotive industry, food packaging industry, for white goods, cases for laptops, window pro-files and polypropylene production.
  • During the production process and in the application the material act as a functional filler (for example as an anti-caking agent, a pro-cessing aid inert carrier and absorbent, etc.)
  • The use of talc improves the specific characteristics of plastics an increases the quality, therefore purity, aspect ratio, particle size dis-tribution and whiteness are the determining factors.
Advantages and properties
  • Highly lamellar, the softest mineral (Mohs hardness 1)
  • Very high whiteness => suitable for applications in plastic, paper or coating industry
  • Top cut to 10 microns
  • Hydrophobic (water-repellent), not soluble in water
  • Chemically inert, acid and alkali resistant
  • Organophile (binds easily with organic materials)
  • Electrically and thermally insulating
Effects and benefits

Talc in ceramics 

  • Increased thermal shock resistance and reduced fractures
  • Improved whiteness and acid resistance
  • Stabilizing of pyroplastic distortion
  • thermal expansion and firing contraction)
  • Improvement of density and stability
  • Reduction of cracking
  • Reduction of firing cycles and processing temperature
  • Increased resistance

Talc in plastics

  • Through its laminar structure and the high aspect ratio of talc the stiffness increase.
  • Talc acts as a lubricant and is partic-ularly gentle to machines
  • Increases the scratch resistance
  • A pure talc, with a low loss of igni-tion and a high aspect ratio, helps keep plastics parts dimensionally stable.
  • Increases resistance to UV radia-tion
  • Variation of the flow properties
  • Ideal anti-blocking agent
  • Extremely fine talc acts as nucleation excipient and increases the heat re-sistance and crystallization tempera-ture of plastics.

Applications & Uses

Application Examples
  • Plastics: Filler medium for polypropylene/polyamide/polyethylene; increases rigidity and whiteness levels, acts as nucleating agent, insulating, flame-retarding, water-repellent
  • Paints and coatings: Architectural, coating and corrosion protection, gindable systems, adhesives; improved visocosity and covering power, prevents sedimentation, fixes pigments
  • Paper: Filler material, pitch control, surface coating; imporves whiteness, opacity and printability
  • Ceramics, rubber, asphalt: Filler material; increases rigidity and temperature resistance, reduces processing temperature
  • Pharmacy and cosmetics: powder, additve for pills; servers as a carrier for both dry and moistrue materials
  • Food and animal feed Release agent and carrier substance for colours and nutrients (food additive E553b), flow regulating agent
  • Other uses: Process additive, lubricant and anti-adhesive, clearing effect in waste water


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Talc in ceramics 

  • 20 or 25 kg bags
  • Pallets
  • Big Bag
  • Bulk in Silo truck

Talc in plastics

  • 25 kg bags
  • Bags on Pallets
  • Big Bag
  • bulk in silo trucks