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Talcs and Clays

Industry Overview:
  Talcs and clays are vital ingredients in numerous products used in daily life, and the industry is using science and technology to develop even more applications. While a layperson may think only of talcum powder when he thinks of talc, this fine-grained mineral has myriad uses in ceramics, paint, paper, roofing material and other products. Clay, one of man’s first building materials, has many applications, such as ceramics and wall and floor tiles.
Common Applications:
  • Morphology
  • Mining – extraction, beneficiation
  • Sorting – laser, image analysis, friction sorting, flotation
  • Micronizing – drying, crushing, grinding
  • Milling – compressed air, steam, impact milling, jet
  • Treating – amine, silane, cationic, heat etc.
  • Packaging – compacting, recycling
  • Talc concentrate, slurry
  • Drying
  • Filler
  • Pigment additives
  • Blending
  • Crushing
Look for our articles in Clay Technology and other industry publications..

Ropella understands the unique career and recruitment challenges faced by the Paints and Coatings industry. This knowledge of your customers, ingredients, facilities, applications, and current industry trends means we can find just the right match, quickly and efficiently.

Our Executive Search Consultants attend the same industry events and conferences as you, and are likely members of the same coatings- industry trade associations and groups, networking with potential expert candidates for your company. If you are looking for a highly qualified and professional recruiter, or executive search consultant (headhunter), give Ropella a call and put our people and process to work for you!


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Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
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Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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