CERAMITEC 2018: Strong kaolin demand in European ceramics contrasts with weak sentiment in paper

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 13 April 2018

The conference was attended by many global kaolin-mining companies which supply the ceramics industry, and producers in Europe expect ceramics to be the principal driver of kaolin demand. They maintain a dim view of the potential for paper, despite figures showing growth in the paper and board sectors.

Demand for kaolin is being driven by strong growth in the European ceramics markets while producers still have little sympathy toward the paper markets, Industrial Minerals heard at the Ceramitec conference in Munich, Germany, on Thursday April 12.

"We are growing in the ceramics sectors, whereas in the past we...

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