No Compromises: Quality Management
Our certifications testify to the extremely painstaking nature of our quality assurance measures. Constant product testing and process optimization are standard operating procedure. This is ensured by our own and external, private and academically supervised laboratories. We conduct a long series of laboratory experiments before starting pilot projects and factory trials. Not a truckload leaves our plants without a sample being taken from it at the last minute.
Our factories are certified pursuant to quality management standard ISO 9001:2000 QMS. We supply only top-quality products – so ensuring consistency and quality is a major part of our corporate culture. Mature production technology refines raw material with naturally varying characteristics to produce an industrial product with strictly monitored properties.
Purity is the key. Mondo Minerals is the only major European talc producer to purify talc using a flotation process. In this self-developed process, talc is separated from other rock and impurities using water and air bubbles; the talc particles attach themselves to the air bubbles and float to the surface where they are skimmed with the foam. Mondo Minerals is also the world’s first talc producer to remove magnetic impurities using liquid helium-cooled, superconducting electromagnets . All Finntalc-SL products are treated in this way. In terms of reliability, our purification process is superior to all other methods, including selective mining, sorting and blending.
Particularly our customers from the food and pharmaceutical industries know that for Mondo Minerals, “purity” also means freedom from fibres, harmful substances and microbes. Our pharmaceutical talc is sterilised by gamma irradiation. Our certificates affirm that this trust is well deserved.