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Mica

 

Mica are the most typical representatives of the phyllosilicate group and are characterized by a basal cleavage.

Mica are widespread in nature as constituents of many rocks and are divided into two groups: muscovite and biotite. The name mica derives from the Latin “micare” meaning “to sparkle”.

There are many properties that characterize mica for which they find numerous applications

BRILLIANCE

Mica is used in the production of cosmetics but also in the ceramic sector to decorate tiles or synthetic marble.

HEAT RESISTANCE, THERMAL STABILITY

Mica is used in the production of supports for electrodes and lampshades, doors for stoves and safety glasses.

INSULATION PROPERTIES

Mica is used in the production of tubes with the aim of reducing sound issues caused by hums and other kinds of background but also as an electrical insulator in high voltage equipment