Kaolin

Kaolin, also called China Clay, is a soft white clay that is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of china and porcelain and is widely used in the making of paper, rubber, paint, and many other products. It is used as extenders and additives in adhesives, coatings, inks, plastics, rubber and coatings.

Synonyms
Aluminum silica hydroxide, Aluminum Silicate Hydrous, China Clay, Hydrous Aluminum Silicate, Anhydrol
Chemical Formula
Al2(OH)4Si2O5
CAS Number
1332-58-7

Characteristics

Molar Weight
258.16 g/mol
Melting Point
1750 °C
Density
2.16–2.68 g/cc
Forms
Grey, Powder, White, Yellow, Odourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Printing & Inks
  • Filler
  • Coatings
  • Absorbent
  • Ceramics
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Opacifier
  • Cosmetic products
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Rubber

Industries

  • Pharma
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Polymers
  • CASE & Construction
  • Beauty & Personal Care