Applications

Laterite & Clay

Asphaltic Emulsions

The benefits of using modified clay asphalt binders are widely recognized—primarily, improved rutting resistance, reduced fatigue cracking and less cold-temperature cracking.

These improvements in performance, durability and reduced life cycle costs, compared to unmodified asphalts, have led to widespread use of Kaolin modified asphalts.

 

Brick

Kaolin is one of the main natural clay minerals that are used for the body of brick. Kaolin is a geological term that refers to a white clay rock that can be found in deposits throughout the world. Kaolin is used in the paper industry, the plastic industry, in ceramic and in pharmaceuticals. Kaolin has an extremely high melting point and when used in brick creation, it is fired between 1,000 and 1,200 degrees Centigrade.

Livestock Supplements

Feeding kaolin as a supplement to livestock for prevention of diarrheal diseases has been introduced into US farms.

Stucco / Joint Compound

Clay was undoubtedly the first binder discovered and used to make plasters. Likewise, earthen, clay-based construction is our oldest continuous building tradition.  Clay-based products such as roof tiles, pottery and bricks are benefits of clay technology. 

Roofing

Air float kaolin is used as a raw material in the fiber glass and ceramic industries. It is also used as a filler in the asphaltic roofing, rubber, adhesive, agricultural, construction and paper industries.

Paints & Coatings

Kaolin plays an important role in the manufacture of automotive primers by providing tank stability, film smoothness, corrosion resistance, edge film build and uniformity.

Plastics & Rubber

Air-Floated Kaolin Clay is a high purity kaolin clay that is low in iron and alkali.  Air-Floated Kaolin Clay is used throughout a diversified range of industries requiring raw material for the production of rubber, fiberglass, drywall, adhesive, ceramics, and agriculture industry.

Refractories

Refractories are a category of material that is first and foremost heat resistant. While, they also generally are resistant to chemical agents and corrosion, the overwhelming property of this class of substance is its ability to withstand extraordinarily high temperatures (often over 1000 degrees). Thus, these types of materials are commonly used as liners for various forms of furnace or chimneys. There are also classes of the material that is used to line certain types of reactors, kilns, ladles and stills.

Cement

Calcined kaolinite may replace between 5 and 30% of the portland cement by mass. When blended with portland cement, calcined kaolinite offers the following advantages over unmodified portland cement: Increased resistance to sulfate attack.

Sports field mixes

Air-Floated Kaolin Clay is a high purity kaolin clay that is low in iron and alkali.  Air-Floated Kaolin Clay is used throughout a diversified range of industries requiring raw material for the production of rubber, fiberglass, drywall, adhesive, ceramics, and agriculture industry.

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