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steven c wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Parker Dinkins" <[log in to unmask]>
> 
>>I tried baby powder (the kind containing starch), which resulted in a
>>noticeable loss of high frequency material.
>>
>>I would not use talcum powder for safety reasons - to the humans, not the
>>tape.
>>
> 
> Now, this post has me worried!
> 
> I know that talcum powder is made by finely grinding up the mineral talc...
> so, how do they make BABY powder?!?!

In the U.S., not with talc any longer. An alternative was always 
cornstarch, but I don't think the powder people ever found a way to make 
enough money from it.

Mike
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