Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Although kaolin has long been associated with the paper industry, new opportunities are presenting themselves in new markets, such as ceramics. Ian Wilson, Consultant, details how each producing country in the world is responding to new calls for demand.
The name 'kaolin’ is derived from the village
of Gaoling in Jiangxi province, China, where the white clay was
mined. The nearby Jingdezhen potteries used the kaolin to
create their fine white porcelain. Europeans identified the
composition of Chinese porcelain in the 18th Century and
deposits of kaolin were sought...