What is Kaolin?

 

Kaolin is derived from the mineral Kaolinite which comes from the Earth's crust. It is an aluminum silicate represented as Al2O3-2SiO2-2H2O. Kaolin was first found in China. The name comes from two Chinese characters that mean "high hill" (Kao-Ling).

 

  • Kaolin was formed in the Earth's crust by hydrothermal weathering of feldspar 80 to 100 million years ago.
  • BASF has high quality secondary kaolin reserves in Middle Georgia that contain high proportions of kaolin and have inherent qualities important for our end applications.
  • Our reserves are carefully managed to optimally utilize our crudes and manufacture the highest quality finished products.
  • The chemical make up of kaolin can be seen in the image below.

 

 

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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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