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The global talc industry in 2009

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Published: Saturday, 22 August 2009

Sorted for plastics: as talc’s filler use in paper continues to decrease, Ian Wilson discovers how the mineral’s role in polymers and cars looks set to drive the future market

Talc production in 2008 is estimated at 6.1m. tonnes with 16 companies accounting for 74%. The sale of Rio Tinto Minerals’ talc business, the largest producer with a 23% of the world talc market, has been delayed until market conditions recover. The second largest producer, Mondo Minerals with 12%, was...

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