Talc in transition

By Alex Feytis
Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011

As the market recovers, driven by Asian growth potential, the corporate landscape of the talc industry is undergoing significant change with the sale of the two leading talc players Luzenac Group and Mondo Minerals

After many years of global consolidation, from a corporate perspective the talc industry seems to have entered a transitional period. The world’s two leading producers, Luzenac Group and Mondo Minerals BV, accounting for some 36% of the market, are changing ownership.

In February 2011, Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM)...

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