BASF invests $200mln in kaolin business for industrial end-market share

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Tuesday, 06 March 2018

A positive outlook in end markets has fueled a significant investment in BASF’s kaolin business, while the company seeks new uses for the mineral within the industrial sectors.

"The industry hadn’t changed much in the 5-10 years before I started. The same trends have continued." Dr Shane Porzio, BASF’s vice president of global business management for kaolin, tells Industrial Minerals.

In his five-plus years in this role, Porzio has seen the company focus its efforts on industrial and...

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