Whiter than white? Global talc developments
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...