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Whiter than white? Global talc developments

By Paul Rackstraw
Published: Thursday, 22 February 2018

China is still the world’s largest producer of talc but its influence after 50 years of dominating high-quality white talc is starting to wane, UK consultant Ian Wilson discovers.

While China remains the most important talc producer in the world, the balance of exports of talc have dramatically changed with more talc powder being exported from the country over lumps:  547,908 tonnes of powder were exported in 2017 compared to 264,613 tonnes in 2006.  Comparisons between 2006 and 2017...

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