Talc

Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI) produces ground talc products in Barretts, Montana, using ore from its two nearby mines. For plastic reinforcement, SMI products are offered as small as 0.8 micron for superior reinforcement. MicroTuff® AG and MicroTalc® products are widely used in polyolefins for automotive and appliance parts. For blown and cast films, ABT®, Polybloc® and the high clarity Optibloc® are talc-based antiblocks. The Talcron® and Sericron® talc series are a range of products for paints and coatings. Cercron® talcs are used in specialty ceramic applications. Select MicroTalc® and UltraTalc® talc products meet high purity standards required for use in foods, pharmaceuticals and body powders.
Talc
  • Talcron® Talc
    Talcron® talc products are produced by Barretts Minerals Inc., from an extensive deposit of high quality Montana talc ore. SMI's Talcron talc (Magnesium Silicate) products can be used in a wide variety of industrial applications including; plastics & rubber, paint & coatings, and adhesives & sealants.
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  • Sericron® Construction Grade Talcs
    SERICRON® talc products are produced by Barretts Minerals Inc., from an extensive deposit of high-quality Montana platy talc ore. This talc ore has good chemical resistance and in paint and coatings formulations, improves corrosion resistance, water permeability, and film integrity. SERICRON® talcs can also be used in construction products such as joint compound, adhesives, sealants, putties, caulks and other such areas where a platy particle improves spreadability and application properties while controlling overall formulation cost
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  • Calcitalc™ Calcined Talcs
    Calcitalc™ is a ceramic Montana steatite talc which has been calcined at a high temperature and ground to 98% thru 325 mesh. CalciTalc products contain no detectable quantities of any of the asbestiform minerals.
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  • CT Industrial Talcs
    Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI) CT Industrial Talcs can be used in coatings and construction applications where the high brightness associated with the SML Talcron® talc products is not required. CT Industrail Talcs are produced by Barretts Minerals Inc., from an extensive deposit of high quality Montana platy talc ore. This talc ore has good chemical resistance and in paint and coatings formulations, improves corrosion resistance, water permeability and film integrity. CT Industrial Talcs can also be used in construction products such as joint compound, adhesives, sealants, putties, caulks and other such areas where a platy particle improves spreadability and application properties while controlling overall formulation cost.
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  • FortiTalc® Compacted Talc
    FortiTalc® Compacted Talcs are being produced in new processing equipment that significantly increases total capacity, and now enables multiple bulk densities to be offered. The FortiTalc compacted Talc products have the same color consistency and particle size control customers have come to expect from Specialty Minerals, but with an added ability to vary the bulk density to best match customers processing capabilities and needs. Products have an LC or HC designation to indicate the high or low compacted density.
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  • Cercron® Ceramic Grade Talcs
    Cercron® ceramic grade talc products meet the exacting purity requirements of cordierite, steatite and other ceramics production applications with low thermal expansion during firing. This high chemical purity is achieved through state of the art manufacturing process and monitored by a rigorous quality control process that is certified to ISO9001-2011. These products are used in industrial ceramics in Automotive catalyst supports and filtration as well as electrical insulators and other non color sensitive applications.
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  • MicroTalc® Talc
    Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI) MicroTalc® talc products are produced by Barretts Minerals Inc., from an extensive deposit of high quality Montana talc (Magnesium Silicate) ore. SMI’s general pur-pose MicroTalc® talc products are defined by moderate color and grind. They are normally used in applications which can benefit from talc’s platy particle shape, highly oleophillic surface and softness and do not require high dry brightness.
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  • Optibloc® Clarity Antiblock
    Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI), is the industry pioneer in talc antiblocks.
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  • MicroTuff® Talc
    MicroTuff® talc are ultrafine and fine grades which offer an optimum balance of stiffness and impact properties.
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  • UltraTalc® Talc
    UltraTalc® is an ultrafine ground talc designed to yield the critical balance of impact strength and stiffness required in automotive TPO's, high performance polyolefins, and PVC. It is made from high purity Montana talc ores that have been specially selected for their use in polymers. These ores are then processed to produce a talc of less than 0.9 microns median particle size. Product uniformity and quality are assured through exacting process control and testing.
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  • ABT® Antiblock Talc
    ABT® antiblock talcs are produced from high purity talc ores with an optimum particle size distribution for high antiblocking efficiency.
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  • Polybloc® Antiblock Talcs
    Polybloc® talc antiblock is a specialty antiblock developed to have all the benefits of the ABT® antiblocks plus enhanced compatibility with polyolefins and film additives.
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  • Microbloc®
    Microbloc® talc is a special antiblock talc developed to have all the benefits of the ABT® antiblock talcs plus enhanced compatibility with polyolefins and film additives. Microbloc® talc is modified to minimize stabilizer and slip absorption and to improve masterbatch color.
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Talc

The Cary Company is an authorized distributor of Specialty Minerals Inc., a subsidiary of Minerals Technologies, Inc.

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