Muscovite is in demand for the manufacture of fireproofing and insulating materials and, to some extent, as a lubricant. Muscovite is used as a substitute for glass as it can be cut into very thin transparent sheets for high-temperature applications such as industrial furnaces or oven windows. It is also used in the manufacture of a wide variety of electronics. Other uses include as a filler in paints, plastic, and wallboard, in tire manufacturing as a mold release agent, in drilling mud, and in various cosmetics for its luster.
Jars, pails, drums, multi-ply paper bags, and bulk bags
Mica Flake & Powder TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Yes. For further information, please call the EPA, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Mica CAS Number: 12001-26-2