MINING COMPANIES IN TURKEY

SAFIC ALCAN KİMYA SANAYİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ

SAFIC ALCAN KİMYA SANAYİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ

Company Name : SAFIC ALCAN KİMYA SANAYİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ
Location : İSTANBUL / İKİTELLİ BAŞAKŞEHİR
Web Site : www.interplast.com.tr
Tel : +90(212) 549 69 50
Fax : +90(212) 549 18 34

MINERALS OF COMPANY


NATURAL STEATITE, TALC
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MINERALS NATURAL STEATITE, TALC Talc is known for being the softest mineral on earth. It is number 1 on the Mohs hardness scale, and can be easily scratched by a fingernail. Talc is not commonly seen in collections, as it is usually uninteresting and fairly common, although a few deeply colored and crystallized examples are known and well sought after. Also very popular are the Talc pseudomorphs. Talc forms some very interesting pseudomorphs after many different minerals, and certain localities are known for the specific minerals replaced by Talc. Talc is a very important industrial mineral. Talc is crushed into powder to form talcum powder, which is the main ingredient in many cosmetics as well as some baby powders. Talcum powder was also used as a filler to prevent slipping in latex gloves, although its use is being replaced with corn starch which is safer for inhalation. Talc is highly resistance to heat and electricity, and is therefore used in electronics and as an insulator. It is also a filler material for paints, rubber and insecticides.