On the surface, it looks unremarkable. A soft white clay mined and processed can hide how versatile and important it is to a diverse list of industries.
First discovered in China, kaolin has been used in the making of porcelain and fine china for centuries. Today, however, kaolin is an important and cost-effective pigment in many paper and paperboard, paints and coatings, plastics, wire and cable and in concrete among many others industries.
Kaolin helps improve paper performance by imparting gloss, enhancing opacity, and improving printability
Our principals offer a complete line of calcined and hydrous kaolin clays to meet the most stringent needs of the coated board industry.
Kaolins enhance specialty paper products including thermal paper, carbonless paper, label grades and ink jet paper.
Consistency, performance and costs are the driving forces behind which kaolin's contributions to coatings.
Using calcined and surface treated kaolin, our supplier has helped improve electrical and physical performance – even at high stress with elevated moisture and temperature levels.
The bonds between the kaolin and the polymers provide enhanced mechanical strength, improved impact and flex strength, and a high degree of hydrophobicity.
We can supply highly reactive metakaolin product that exhibits pozzolanic properties, which leads to the increased strength in concrete and cement-based products.