Talc is a hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 and is formed many millions of years ago. As a natural ore, talc is always found in combination with at least one other mineral. Talc’s softness, lamellar structure and hydrophobicity make it an essential ingredient and process enabler in a wide range of end products including paints, paper, plastics, rubber, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers and animal feed. Talc drying: The Tema Process Fluid Bed Dryer function by passing a heated air directly through a bed of talc pellets via a perforated plate. Product is moved through the dryer by a gentle shaking motion, low frequency / high amplitude, which moves it forward in a step by step uniform manner referred to as plug flow. The g-force issue is eliminated allowing for smallest possible product deterioration, reduced foundation requirements and minimal noise output. A shaking fluid bed dryer system typically has the lowest life cycle cost via substantial savings in fuel consumption and maintenance costs and creates fewer fines, maximum output and less maintenance.