Talc is a clay mineral naturally available as a magnesium silicate of monohydrate. This mineral is largely used as a thickening agent and lubricant, absorbs oil, and takes in odor. It is used in many industries such as paint, ceramics, roofing material, soap, and cosmetics. Talc is traditionally available in green, white, grey, brown, or colorless talc and has a greasy feel. It is the softest known mineral on the earth’s crust.
Its major application is talcum powder commonly known as soapstone powder. Talcum powder is the most well-known beauty care product used by men, women, and infants to keep human skin dry and eliminate bad odor.
In 2018 the global talcum powder market was USD 2.68 billion and is projected to grow at USD 3.35 billion in 2023 at a CAGR of 4.6%. Demand is growing in the future so is the competition. One of the major factors that you stand better in the market is your product quality. Therefore manufacturers should focus first on the quality of their material by eliminating any impurities in their product.
To improve the product quality of talc it needs to be sieved with a vibrating sieve to eliminate any impurities introduced unintentionally by the operator/worker or by the environment. Product particle uniformity is also one of the major factors which define the good quality of the material.
Talc powder is obtained from the talc mineral which is brought to the factory from quarry mines. Soapstone is then segregated to remove unwanted particles and grounded multiple times to get the powdered form of talc. The talc particles are then screened in a SIVTEK Vibro Separator to remove impurities. The final material is then packed for the different application manufacturers.
Some manufacturers are having a talcum powder manufacturing unit but majorly talc is transported to talcum powder manufacturers for further processing. Manufacturing of talcum powder includes checking the sieving of talc powder in a Vibro Sifter of 48” or larger to ensure that any leftover impurities are removed before processing.
Some amounts of other minerals like calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, and perfumes are added and blended thoroughly to get the talcum powder. The talcum powder is then sieved again to eliminate impurities and improve product quality.
The sieving process might look easy for you, but for some manufacturers, those who are using conventional Vibro separators can be a headache. Let’s discuss some of the major issues faced by manufacturers during the production of talcum powder.
Lower Performance: Some manufacturers get the low performance of the separator that might be due to lower vibration level, loose mesh, or wrong lead angle arrangement. This problem can reduce the overall performance of the plant.
Low Throughput Capacity: The lower throughput can reduce the material production rate and slows down the overall process. This problem may arise due to the low quality of the mesh ring used which sooner or later starts generating heap on the mesh and restrict the particles to screen further.
Mesh Chocking: Traditional/Conventional Vibro separators come with not-so-proper mesh deblending arrangement. Due to that product particles are trapped in mesh opening blocking further sieving.
Higher Maintenance Cost: Due to all these problems the maintenance cost is ultimately increased like maintenance of mesh, spare parts, motor failure, machine cracking, and many more.
All these problems realize the talcum powder producer to go for a branded sieving equipment manufacturer like Galaxy Sivtek. Galaxy Sivtek is having a proven record of providing high-quality sieving and filtering solutions that eliminate all the above problems and provide better sieving results. All you need to do is to contact our sieving expert and book an appointment now!