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HALLOYSITE For exceptional whiteness and translucency in bone china, porcelain and hotelware.

Imerys is a leading supplier of high quality halloysite to serve the fine bone china, porcelain and aluminous hotelware market. 

Halloysite is an industrial mineral that is part of the kaolinite group. Like kaolin, halloysite is essentially composed of alumina-silicates, however it has a hollow tubular crystal structure, which is different from the booklet or platelet crystal structure of kaolin.

halloysite SEM
Halloysite has a hollow, tubular structure

Halloysite is prized for the manufacture of thin porcelain, bone china, fine china and aluminous tableware and hotelware where the combination of tubular shape and low iron and titanium content produces fine ceramic ware with exceptional whiteness and translucency. 

Its fine particle size makes halloysite a useful suspension agent in glaze preparations.

Key properties:

  • Brilliant whiteness
  • High translucency
  • Reduction of pyroplasticity
  • Low iron and titania

Imerys operates a high value halloysite deposit in New Zealand, a key part of our offering for white ware production for bone china, porcelain and aluminous hotelware.

We have major ceramics technology centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia offering a full range of technical and process support services to help you match the right solution to your application requirements.

And with industrial facilities and blending platforms in Asia, Europe, Middle-East and the Americas, we have the resources to serve our customers anywhere in the world.

Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help

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