In About Chemicals


  • Its other names are talcum soap stone and hydrous magnesium silicate.
  • It is white, apple green and grey shining powder


  • 2.7 to 2.8


  • Food, crude, washed, USP, BP, fibrous (99.5% and 99.95%)


  • It is non toxic in edible form

Talc uses

  • Pharmaceuticals, filler in soap making, as a filling agent in rubber making, as a filling agent in toilet soap, paint making, oil cloth, dusting agent, lubricant, paper making and plastic.
  • It is also used in making tailoring chalks.
  • Talc is used in following cosmetic products:
  • Foundation cream, night cream, compact powder, face and body cream, toilet soap, talcum powder, prickly heat powder, eye shadow, make-up stick, shaving cream, shampoo, shampoo base, and highlight
  • It is also used in following form products:
  • Insecticides and pesticides
  • Food products: fruits and vegetable washing
  • House hold detergent: carpet shampoo liquid detergent and dry cleaners
  • Metal processing, textile processing, baby shampoo, pharmaceutical products and pet shampoo.
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