Year in Review 2012: Kaolin

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 27 December 2012

Consolidation in the kaolin industry continued as the market contracted to just six producing companies

The trend of consolidation of the major kaolin producing companies in recent years continued into 2012 with Imerys' acquisition of Goonvean and KaMin’s purchase of CADAM SA from Vale.

The 15 major producing companies operating in 1980 consolidated to 12 in 1990 and are now down to just...

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