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Imerys Kaopolite Range For natural, non-hazardous cleaning products

In response to environmental considerations and to growing customer preference for non-hazardous cleaning products, we created Kaopolite, a natural specialty engineered kaolin.  Imerys Kaopolite formulations are based on green cleaning. Green refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. Using natural and safe raw materials is a growing trend.


Imerys Kaopolite products are able to offer the following benefits:

  • Provide clean, bright surfaces
  • Effective in the removal of scum
  • Removes dirt, grime, oil and hidden debris
  • Offers a superior, safe, natural and effective cleaning solution
  • Certified to CleanGredients for the Safer Choice standards


Compared to conventional hard surface cleaners available on the market today, the Imerys Kaopolite® range offers the ideal balance between an effective cleaning solution and an environmentally friendly product. It also provides aggressive polishing and cleaning properties to a diverse range of formulated products. All Imerys Kaopolite kaolins are natural, pure, and chemically inert.  These attributes enable them to be used in cleaning products that comply with the CleanGredients guidelines.

The CleanGredients website provides a definitive database of chemical ingredients, which include Imerys products.  Imerys has also formulated Kaopolite with CleanGredients and have received pre-approval by the U.S. EPA to meet the criteria of their Safer Choice Standard.

Various cleaning formula applications can be achieved using the following Imerys Kaopolite range of product: 

Kaopolite 1100

Ideal for spray formulations on appliances and delicate surfaces such as granite and stainless steel due to its ultrafine particle size. Kaopolite 1100 allows for easy application and wipe polishing - resulting in shiny, lustrous surfaces in the kitchen.

Kaopolite SF

Appropriate for bathroom and floor surfaces with moderate dirt and grime buildup requiring the additional cleaning power of a larger particle size abrasive.

Kaopolite 1168

The heavy-lifting cleaner, a broad particle size ideal for converting heavily soiled and oxidized surfaces on tile, glass and ceramic into a sparkling fresh surface in the bathroom, kitchen and institutional applications.

Each of the above solutions increase the cleaning power of formulations and improve the final appearance of hard surfaces.


Contact our technical experts to see how our Kaopolite products can be part of your formulation to carry the CleanGredients* and Safer Choice label*.

*Imerys is proud to be a part of the CleanIngredients organization.  CleanGredients is the definitive database of chemical ingredients whose formulations have been pre-approved by the U.S. EPA to meet the criteria of their Safer Choice Standard.

We offer a full range of custom formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

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

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