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Kaolin Market worth $4.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.5%

Published: April 24, 2023

The report Kaolin Market by Process (Water-Washed, Airfloat, Calcined, Delaminated, and Surface-Modified & Unprocessed), End-Use Industry (Paper, Ceramic & Sanitarywares, Fiberglass, Paints & Coatings, Rubber, Plastics), and Region – Global Forecast to 2025″, size is projected to grow from USD 3.1 billion in 2020 and reach USD 4.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2020 to 2025. The growth of this market can be attributed to the increase in demand from paper, ceramics & sanitarywares, fiberglass, paints & coatings, rubber, plastics end-use industries, and its availability.

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•  152 Market data Tables
•  32 Figures
•  161 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Kaolin Market – Global Forecast to 2025”

Some of the prominent key players are:

 Imerys S.A. (France)

  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Ashapura Group (India)
  • EICL Limited (India)
  • SCR-Sibelco N.V. (Belgium)
  • KaMin LLC (US)
  • Thiele Kaolin Company (US)

Recent Developments :

  • In February 2019,KaopoliteInc, a subsidiary of Imerys S.A. and the world’s leading supplier of kaolin to the auto care, hard surface cleaning, and personal care industries, formed a distribution partnership in Canada with Debro Inc. (Canada). This partnership helped the company expand and strengthen its market position in Canada.
  • In February 2019, 20 Microns Limited partnered withDorfnerGmbH (Germany) for the distribution of kaolin products in Europe. The strategy will help the company expand its kaolin business in the European market.
  • In February 2018, BASF SE invested approximately USD 200 million on its kaolin business for its infrastructure and process improvement in Middle Georgia, US.

A water-washed segment to lead the kaolin market during 2020-2025

Water-washed process, also known as wet processing, is used to produce kaolin by sieving, grinding, centrifuging, slurring, blunging, and chemically treating crude kaolin. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand from the building & construction industry. The water-washed process is widely used in the production of hydrous kaolin as the process helps to retain water in the clay for about 12%-14%.

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The Asia Pacific to lead the global kaolin market during the forecast period

The Asia Pacific is estimated to account for the largest share of the global kaolin market in 2020. The market here is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR between 2020 and 2025. The Asia Pacific region is an emerging and lucrative market for kaolin, owing to the demographic changes, increasing industrial development, and improving economic conditions. This region constitutes approximately 60% of the world’s population, resulting in the wide-scale adoption of kaolin in paper, rubber, ceramics & sanitarywares, fiberglass, paints & coatings end-use industries

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