China Clay

China Clay

Kaolin or china clay is a natural mineral found in partly decomposed granite, an igneous feldsparic rock. Chemically, kaolin is a hydrated aluminium silicate containing Al2O3.2SiO2.2H2O.

Kaolin was first discovered in the mountainous province of Kiangsi, China in A.D. 500. The word “kaolin” derives from the Chinese character ‘kao lin’ which means high ridge. It was first used by the Chinese to make high quality porcelain.

Usage –

  • Paint Industries
  • Rubber Industries
  • Paper Industries
  • Ceramic Industries

Properties –

  • High Plasticity
  • High Oil Absorption
  • Low Abrasiveness

Grades offered –

  • White China clay – upto 500 mesh
  • Off-white China Clay