Mica Scrap is obtained from Mica Mines, it is basically a Mica that is below specifications and not suitable for use as sheet mica, because of size or quality.
It is screened over ½" sq. inches openings and have an average size between 12 mm – 50 mm with thickness between 0.15 mm – 5 mm. Mica Scrap should be cleaned, dried, hard, free from mineral and non-mineral impurities, such as: Quartz, felspar, garnet, tourmaline, stones, mud-stained or biotite mica, clay, send as well as other inclusions viz; paper, wood-leaves, straw, iron contents etc. Mica recovered by means of hammer crushing, processing and screening of crude mica having an average area between 12 to 50 mm sq. (1/2 to 2 inch sq.) is defined as Mica Scrap. All Mica Scrap are substantially free from mineral and non-mineral impurities as well as other foreign inclusions. It is exported to plants all over the world and finds paramount use as a primary raw material in the manufacture of mica paper or re-constituted mica. Domestically, Mica Scrap is used as a basic material for the manufacture of Ground Mica Flakes and Powders.