Global talc production and markets
Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Growth in the plastics industry is helping to drive expansion in talc markets, particularly for high purity material used in making lightweight, high performing components for automobiles. Ian Wilson, Consultant, gives an overview of worldwide talc production and consumption and examines some of the key trends shaping the industry.
Global talc production in 2014 was estimated at 6.4m tonnes,
with 11 countries accounting for 92% of output. Imerys Talc is
the largest company in the industry, producing 1.4m tonnes, or
22% of world output, last year, followed by Mondo Minerals with
750,000 tonnes, or 12% of global production. ...