Indian talc: Moving up the value chain

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015

Home to some of the largest and purest talc reserves in the world, India has the potential to tap into growing markets for higher grade forms of the mineral. Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, gives an overview of the industry and its major players and reports how some have invested in the technology needed to increase the value of their products.

Brisk growth in India’s coatings, paper, plastics and ceramic industries in recent years has led to a significant increase in domestic talc demand. With some of the largest talc resources in the world, India’s downstream talc consumers are supplied by three large producers-cum-processors and more than 20 medium-sized companies.  ...

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