Muscovite is the most common type of mineral in the family of mica silicates. The muscovite sheets have pearly to vitreous luster/surface. Muscovite sheets are commonly found along with metamorphic, igneous, or even sedimentary formations into patches, clusters, or veins.
The use of muscovite as a multifunctional filler or additive in the various industry is well known. The material derives many uses in industrial as well as specialty applications due to its unique properties which are unmatched by other commonly found minerals. Muscovite has excellent electrical and thermal properties and finds its way into the manufacturing of rubber, plastics, wallpaper, ceramics, paper, plasters, and many more industries.
SKKU MINERALS produces specialized Dry ground micronized muscovite products for use in various key applications. Muscovites due to their complex platy structure are not easy to grind. Hence SKKU MINERALS has developed unique processes which support the production of commercial micronized muscovite products. Some of the unique characteristics of MUSCOVITE’S FROM SKKU MINERALS are as under:
- Improved color / Whiteness levels
- Lower oil absorption or low oil demand
- Finer particle sizes
- High Aspect ratio
- Excellent elasticity
- High Purity
- Improved adhesion
Uses and applications:
Paints and Coatings, rubber composites/ gaskets, tyre, welding electrodes, ceramics, joint compounds, thermoplastic polymer materials, automotive plastics, brake lining, foundries, and refractories.
For more information and a complete range of SKKU MUSCOVITE products please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mica is a naturally occurring stone mineral with shiny flakes which is its powdered form is known as mica powder. Therefore, mica powder is soft and sparkly like very fine glitter. It is used to give a metallic or shimmery pearl-like effect. Although mica power comes in many colours. It is not optimal for colouring purpose rather it is used to create sparkle or shine.
As an element, mica is optically flat, translucent and elastic in nature. The composition includes silicate, aluminium, potassium, manganese, water and iron. Mica or Muscovite Powder is the most preferred mineral in various manufacturing industries and in other personal applications because it contains the highest amount of silica.
Mica Powder Uses
Mica contains a high amount of silica making the element the most preferred mineral to be used in various industries and also for other personal uses.
The elastic property of mica makes it useful as fillers and extenders. Besides, mica powder also gives uniform smoothness which prevents cracking.
Mica can be added to grease which would increase its durability and give it a better and smoother surface.
There are a variety of uses of mica such as:
- Mica powder is used in paints as a pigment extender. It is also used to brighten the tone of coloured pigments
- Mica is also used for thermal insulation and electrical insulators in electronic equipment the electrical industry
- The shiny and glittery look of mica powder makes it a common and important ingredient for toothpaste and cosmetics.
- Mica shields or gauge glass mica can be used to secure the liquid level gauges from corrosive and acidic solutions.
- Mica mineral is also used in gypsum wallboard combined compound where it acts as wadding and prevents cracking.
Mica in Rajasthan
Mica mineral is produced in vast proportions in the state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is one of the largest producers of metals and minerals like copper, zinc, gypsum, mica etc. The state is also one of the largest suppliers of mica. Mica is Rajasthan is produced as per its demand in the national and international market.
India being the hub of mica production, stringently and easily meets the demand before the deadline.