Rio Tinto supplies a wide variety of value adding industrial minerals has over 11 subsidiary in the world. Luzenac is a member of the Rio Tinto group. Luzenac founded in 1905 in the French Pyrenees.
In 2006, Luzenac joins forces with two other Rio Tinto companies, Borax, the world’s premier borates supplier and Dampier the world’s leading salt exporter to become the world’s premier industrial minerals producer.
Luzenac Group is a market-focused talc producer. As world leader in our field, Luzenac is committed to setting the standards for the talc industry in such areas as innovation, technical assistance, product quality, health, safety and the environment, and ethical behavior.
Luzenac Group produces, ships and sells a wide range of talc products from its mines and processing plants in Europe, North and Central America and Asia-Pacific to customers in over 100 countries. With the widest talc product range and unsurpassed applications expertise, we are the only talc producer that can meet all end-use requirements worldwide.
Talc imparts benefits to a whole myriad of products including paper, paints, plastics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, soaps, ceramics, rubber and human & animal foodstuffs.
Every year, Luzenac Group invests a percentage of its turnover in research and development. Our main technical centers in Denver and Toulouse carry out industry-specific R&D and customer formulation work. Every year, more than two hundred customer formulation studies are carried in Luzenac’s laboratories.
Luzenac's market focus will continue to be towards increasingly specified products requiring intensive research and development such as surface treated talcs, ever finer grinds and new product forms for easier handling.
Talc is hydrated magnesium silicate. It generally occurs in two morphologies, either macro- or microcrystalline. Luzenac Group offers the below types of talc for all the pharmaceuticals.