Microtalc is a hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. Talc performs a number of functions in food products. Our talc mineral in food is inert and passes through the body without being digested. It is approved as a carrier for the food industry and serves as an excellent process aid as anti-caking. Upon request the food grades can be heat treated.
The talc grade needed for a production depends on the end formulation and the desired achieved results. We advise you to contact our sales team for a personal product recommendation. This product is used in place of traditional calcium carbonate because it does no react with the acidic citrus flavors in the gum base. Calcium carbonate, on the other hand, would cause an acid-base reaction in the citrus gum base causing the unwanted production of carbon dioxide. Talc also adds a unique "chewiness" to the gum bases giving a desirable texture.