Kaolin Applications

 

You might be surprised at all the places kaolin ends up

 

It's virtually impossible to look around and not see an example of kaolin in use. It's found in papermaking, where it is used in the coating process to enhance gloss and opacity as well as improve printability. It can also be used as a cost effective filler for many paper applications. In inks, paints and coatings, kaolin is used as a cost-effective pigment that provides functionality and also extends costly titanium dioxide. In cables, rubber and plastic, kaolin adds strength and durability to the final product while improving its looks. And in the construction industry, kaolin can improve the appearance of various types of concrete while increasing strength.

 

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Wire and Cable

Using calcined kaolin, BASF has helped improve electrical and physical performance — even at high stress with elevated moisture and temperature levels.

 

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Plastics and Rubber

The bonds between the kaolin and the polymers provide enhanced mechanical strength, improved impact and flex strength, and a high degree of hydrophobicity.

 

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Construction

MetaMax is a highly reactive metakaolin product that exhibits pozzolanic properties, which leads to the increased strength in concrete and cement-based products.

 

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Coatings

Paint and Coatings

Consistency, performance and costs are the driving forces behind which industrial coatings to invest in.

 

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Agriculture

Kaolin is used in a variety of agricultural applications including seed coatings and pesticide formulations.

 

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Packaging

Thermal Paper

Kaolin provides thermal papermakers with insulation and wax absorption while also preventing head deposits.

 

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Calcined Kaolin for Paper

BASF's calcined kaolin supports papermakers in their thermal, packaging and graphical applications.

 

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American Institute of Architecture (AIA) CEU Course

Improving Concrete Durability and Aesthetics with High Reactivity Metakaolin

This course provides content on how High Reactivity Metakaolin can improve concrete strength, workability, durability, sustainability, and aesthetics.

 

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