Kaolin is a particular type of clay formed almost exclusively from Kaolinite. It is used for ceramics and has different industrial uses. It has usually white, so called kaolin white clay, or greyish color. The name comes from the Gaoling area of China where it was first discovered, which explains why kaolin is often called ‘China clay’ internationally. China is still one of the world’s main producers, along with the United States, Germany, Czech Republic and India.
C.B.C. sells kaolin with high levels of purity and different particle sizes for:
Kaolin is required by the market to obtain finished product of light shades.
Kaolin for Ceramics bodies
In the production of light-coloured ceramic bodies it is possible to use different types of kaolin – primary, secondary and processed. C.B.C. offers all types. Ukrainian white kaolin is used in the production of monoporosa and extra-white technical bodies. It has levels of Fe2O3 from 0,3% to 1% and Al2O3 from 23% to 36%.
The physical composition of kaolin can be very variable and enhance different commercial and aesthetic properties such as brightness, opacity, strength and viscosity. These are the characteristics specifically requested by the tableware industry.