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Applications

Applications A certified range of food additive talc grades

Imerys offers a selective range of certified, controlled food additive talc grades.

Chewing gum

Imerys talcs are ideal for use as texturizing and anti-sticking agents in the manufacture of chewing gum. Talc imparts excellent rheology and mouth feel to the gum base. It is an ideal gum base regulator. Talc makes an ideal powdering agent, preventing gum sticks from sticking to wrappers.

Confectionery

Imerys talcs are excellent coating, anticaking and surface finishing agents for chocolate, sweets and candies.

Dried powdered foodstuffs and seasonings

Imerys talcs make excellent anticaking agents for dried foodstuffs (including sugars) and salt and its substitutes.

In seasonings, talc is used as a texturizing agent.

Processed and ripened cheese

Imerys talcs make ideal surface finishing agents for hard, semi-hard and processed cheese.

Processed meats and sausages

Imerys talcs are effective surface finishing and texturizing agents for cured meats and sausages.

Rice

Talc is used as a surface finishing agent to polish rice and to prevent caking.

Food supplements in tablet and coated form

Imerys talcs make ideal inert fillers and carriers in food supplements and foodstuffs in tablet and coated form.

Compliance

All our talc grades:

  • Are registered for use as food additives under European Directive 1129/2011 (EC), E553b (Annex II)
  • Comply with required purity criteria set out in European Directive 231/2012 (EC)
  • Comply with Food Chemical Codex, VIII Edition
  • Comply with Japanese Standards for Food Additives, VIII Edition
  • Comply with Kosher and Halal food specifications
  • Are certified anti-allergenic

We offer a full range of bespoke formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

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