What is FOOD GRADE Talc?
Talc / Talcum
Purified Talc / Talcum
|Feeling to Touch||Soft and Slippery|
|Chemical Composition||Hydrated Magnesium Silicate|
[H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2]
[Platy & Layered]
[On Mohs Scale of 1 – 10]
|Specific Gravity||2.5 – 2.8|
|Loss on Ignition||NMT 7.00%|
|Loss on Drying||NMT 1.00%|
|Magnesium Oxide [MgO]||NLT 29.00%|
|Silica Di-Oxide [SiO2]||NLT 60.00%|
|Iron [Fe2O3]||NMT 10 PPM|
|Calcium [CaO]||NMT 1.00%|
|Aluminum [Al2O3]||NMT 2.00%|
|Lead||NMT 10 PPM|
|Water Soluble Salts||NMT 0.10%|
[Hydrophobic / Water Repellent]
|Acidity / Alkalinity||NMT 0.3 ml of 0.1 M Hydrochloric acid required to turn the solution of material + water to acidic|
|Acid Soluble Substances||NMT 2.0%|
[Chemical Inert / Unreactive]
|8.5 – 9.5|
|Mesh||325 [NMT 1.00% Retention]|
Applications of Talc in Chewing Gum
Purified Talc, or Food Grade Talc, possesses several innate physical and mechanical properties which are congenial for use in Chewing Gum manufacturing:
- Since Talc is organophilic in nature, it combines extremely well with polymers derived from natural or synthetic resins. Therefore, it is a critical filler which provides bulk and texture to chewing gum bases.
- As compared to other fillers, Food Grade Talc gives no reaction with the acidic flavours/ingredients and no Carbon Dioxide is released.
- Food Grade Talc ranks high in whiteness and brightness. Thus, it elevates the brightness of colours in food dyes while keeping them safe for human consumption.
- Food Grade Talc has a smooth and lamellar (platy and layered) structure. Consequently, when applied to the outer surface of gum candies, it provides a shiny polish. Additionally, it prevents stickiness and formation of lumps.
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