Talc Mining includes mining of talc that is used in paper making, plastic, paint and coatings, rubber, food, electric cable, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and ceramics.
The global talc mining market was valued at $1.68 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $0.63 billion or 37.76% of the global market. The USA was the largest country accounting for $0.32 billion or 19.09% of the global talc mining market.
Talc mining companies are utilizing digital technologies to improve productivity and commercial outcomes. Mining operators are outlining data collection and sharing via cloud-based networks, genomic mining solutions, machine learning to reduce labor costs, wearable technologies, and even hybrid airships to easily transport equipment to remote regions. For instance, GE Mining introduced a suite of technologies that can enhance performance, reliability, and operations while promoting safer mining practices.
The companies covered are Golcha Minerals (Golcha Group), Imerys, IMI Fabi, Minerals Technologies Inc, and Mondo Minerals.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The talc mining market is segmented into Talc Chlorite; Talc Carbonate; Others.
Talc chlorite mining includes establishments engaged in mining of talc with chlorite. Lower-magnesian ultramafic rocks (12-18% MgO as a rule of thumb) tend to favor talc-chlorite assemblages.
Talc carbonate mining includes establishments engaged in mining of talc with carbonate. Talc carbonates are a suite of rock and mineral compositions found in metamorphic ultramafic rocks.
Other talc mining establishments excludes mining of Talc Chlorite and Talc carbonate.