Ceramic Tile Industry
Tile is a piece of artificial stone that has different lengths and widths and its thickness is a few millimeters. One side of tile has a glass surface and is completely smooth and polished. Tile is earthenware and ceramic product which has a dramatic role in building construction and used in bathrooms, toilets, kitchens and public water dispensers and the like.
Tiles are used for interior and exterior decoration as well as for sanitation and moisture insulation purposes. 21% of the world talc is used in production of ceramics. Talc has a suitable melting point, thermal expansion coefficient and a good diffusion coefficient and this properties decrease ceramic cooking temperature. Due to the high thermal conductivity, high dielectric strength and low electrical conductivity and low cost of talcs, they are used in the production of special types of ceramic and porcelain. Talc powder is mainly used as low-cost filler in tiles production.