Kaolin’s opportunity

By IM Staff
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...

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