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KAOLIN Consistent quality products for traditional and pressure casting

Kaolin is a majority component for the ceramics industry.  Its controlled particle size and shape distribution, high fusion temperature and white firing characteristics make it particularly suitable for the manufacture of traditional ceramics such as sanitaryware, tableware, wall and floor tiles.

Imerys supplies a range of kaolin products optimized for both traditional and pressure casting.

Consistent quality

Imerys kaolins deliver the most important criteria of all: consistency. Our raw materials are monitored and controlled at each stage of production to ensure that their performance meets stringent specifications, so as to provide manufacturers with predictable and trusted performance.

Our ceramics kaolin portfolio contains specially engineered kaolins that cover a wide range of casting rates and casting concentrations.

kaolin for ceramics

Key Properties

  • Highly controlled rheology
  • Highly controlled casting rate and deflocculant demand
  • Good dry strength
  • Excellent particle packing and associated good factory yields
  • Outstanding whiteness and cleanliness


Worldwide operations

Imerys operates kaolin extraction and production sites in England, France, Ukraine, Brazil, United States and Thailand.


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

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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