Halloysite is traditionally viewed as a simple ceramic mineral, but great strides have been made recently to take advantage of halloysites unique mineral structure for end-uses that range from nail polish, to cancer cures and body armour.
Halloysite - a member of the kaolin family of aluminosilicates - is a rare clay that is mined in very few places in the world.
The majority of world production is mined at a well established Imerys mine in New Ze
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aland and a relatively new mine belonging to Applied Minerals in Utah, US.
The Imerys deposit is used chiefly for ceramics and is part of Imerys Tableware New Zealand, while the Applied Minerals deposit focuses on a variety of end markets including fire retardants, polymer composites, paints and coatings and agriculture.Halloysite - a unique mineralHalloysites benefits lie in...