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Soapstone | Specifications

Soapstone has been formed from soft and semi-soft minerals:

  • Talc 40-50 %
  • Magnetite 40-50 %
  • Pennite 5-8 %

Talk makes soapstone soft and relatively easy to form. High magnetite content makes it sturdy.

Density of soapstone is 2980 kg/m3. Melting point is 1640 degrees Centigrade. Thermal conductivity 6.4 W / (mK).

Soapstone is chemically very durable material (For example laboratory countertops where manufactured from soapstone for this reason). It also complies with Finnish food products legislations to be used in direct contact with food products.

Idealmainos 5/2011