International Kaolin & Metakaolin (For Paper, Ceramics, Paints & Adhesives, Fiberglass, Rubber, Plastics, Cement and Other Applications) Market - Forecasts to 2019

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Dublin, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Kaolin Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering.

Kaolin, also known as china clay, is composed of hydrated aluminosilicate clay mineral kaolinite. It possesses properties such as flat particle shape, excellent opacity, non-abrasive texture and chemical inertness among others. Kaolin has a wide range of industrial applications such as paper, ceramics, paints & adhesives and other specialty uses. In addition, kaolin is used in white ware and sanitary ware. Metakaolin is obtained by thermally treating kaolin and is used for several applications such as concrete and mortar among others.

Rise in construction activities across the globe is expected to drive the demand for ceramics which is used in tiles and sanitary ware. Kaolin is used in large quantities in ceramics to enhance the latter's characteristics. Thus, rise in construction activities across various regions of the world is expected to subsequently fuel the demand for kaolin. In addition, the increasing demand for cement in concrete and mortar may fuel the demand for metakaolin. Use of metakaolin in cement helps to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, which provides as an eco-friendly alternative. This factor is anticipated to boost the demand for kaolin and metakaolin in near future. However, substitution of kaolin with calcium carbonate in paper applications coupled with increasing kaolin prices may curb the global kaolin and metakaolin market within the next few years. Ongoing research and development in use of bio-ceramics in endodontics may open new avenues for kaolin market over the next few years.

Companies such as BASF, Imerys, Kaolin AD, Thiele Kaolin Company and Quarzwerke are the key players present in the global kaolin and metakaolin market. The kaolin and metakaolin market is highly capital intensive. In addition, as the market is fragmented in nature, there is low market concentration. Numerous mergers and acquisitions have resulted in the consolidation of the market share.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Preface

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Kaolin and Metakaolin - Industry Analysis

Chapter 4 Global Kaolin Market - Application Analysis

Chapter 5 Global Metakaolin Market - Market Analysis

Chapter 6 Global Kaolin Market - Regional Analysis

Chapter 7 Global Metakaolin Market - Regional Analysis

Chapter 8 Company Profiles

  • Daleco Resources Corporation
  • I-Minerals Inc.
  • Imerys SA
  • KaMin LLC
  • Kaolin AD
  • LB Minerals Ltd.
  • Quarzwerke GmbH
  • SCR-Sibelco N.V
  • Thiele Kaolin Company

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