Pharmaceutical Industry

     The talc used in the pharmaceutical industry must be pure and sterile and free of bacteria and must not contain Iron Oxide, Dolomite, Carbon, etc. The specifications of the consumed talc must be in accordance with the pharmacopoeia. According to the Food and Drug Administration of the USA and Europe, the use of talc with asbestos causes cancer and since asbestos-free talc is rare, the consumption of talc in the pharmaceutical industry has been decreased. Talc is used as an oil and lubricant to make it easier to swallow and facilitate the flow of pill grains in the funnel, to separate compressed pieces from each other, and to easily separate the grains from the inside of the boxes.

     Talc is mostly used in making topical powder creams to absorb odors and fat. Pure talc powder is sprayed on the skin for massage, which prevents the skin from becoming sensitive and sore. In order to increase its moisture absorption, it is usually mixed with starch and zinc oxide. Talc is used as filler and as a dispersing agent in tablets and coatings as a lubricant. Talc powder is used for massage, for liquid clarification, for treatment of pleural cavity diseases, for removing body lesions, and it is also used in vitamins.








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