Owing to its low cost and platy structure, Talc is widely used in the paint industry, particularly in marine paints and protective coatings. Benefits include:
  • The amount of Talc used in paints varies between 2 to 30%.   Also the fineness of Talc used in paints varies between 100µ to 20µ. The oil absorption of Talc used in Paints is between 40 to 60 gm per 100 gm.
  • Reinforcement of the Paint film.
  • Reduction in the quantity of primary pigment consumed.
  • Controls gloss of paints
  • Helps in suspending other pigments.
  • Improves durability of Paint.
  • Improves rust inhibitive properties & corrosion resistance.
  • Improves stability of emulsion paints.
  • Prevents enamel from running.
  • In traffic paints for better abrasion resistance.
  • Improves stain resistance in Paint.
  • Enhancement of smoothness at the time of application.