Kaolin in India: Cracking high value markets

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

Growing demand for high quality kaolin in lucrative end markets like ceramics and paints represents an opportunity for India’s kaolin miners, but only a slim proportion of the country’s output is good enough for these applications. Sunder Singh, IM Correspondent, spoke to India’s top producers of the clay about how they intend to secure a share of an expanding industry.

With one of the briskest growth profiles of any of India’s industrial segments, kaolin consumption and production in India has scaled new heights in recent years. Although the last two years have not been the strongest periods for kaolin producers, recent trends in demand and output indicate underlying strength in...

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