The main component of soapstone is talc. Given its high talc content, it is soft. It may feel like soap when touched. As soapstone contains varying amounts of talc, there is no standard hardness. Carving soapstone is easy; it is also durable and resistant to heat. Soapstone is ground to the preferred particle size. The soapstone powder is white, fine powder, which is packaged using bagging machine. White soapstone powder is used in rubber, fertilizers, ceramics, fillers, plastics, textiles, and other industries.