ApplicationsLaterite & Clay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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