Global Kaolin Market, By Application (Filler, Pigment, Extender, Raw Materials), By End-Use Industry

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Kaolin Market growth is expected to gain high momentum during the forecast period due to the growth of the digital and electronics content media has led to increase in kaolin demand from the pulp & paper industry, which will hamper the kaolin market growth in the coming years. Kaolin, which is also known as “China clay”, is used to represent a group of common clay minerals dominated mainly by kaolinite and derived from the alternation of alkali feldspar and mica. Kaolin is formed when anhydrous aluminum silicate is transformed due to natural weathering.

The major physical, electrical, and mechanical properties of kaolin include superior whiteness & brightness, high refractive index, well-distributed particle size, and viscosity. Kaolin is widely used as filler, extenders, pigments, and raw materials for pigments. Kaolin is also used as a raw material in the refractory industry and the cement industry. Softness and low abrasive property, along with low thermal and electrical conductivity make kaolin a coating material used in the paper industry to remove or hide the pulp strands.  This property also helps kaolin used to produce high-grade ceramic products. Various end-use industries where kaolin is used are paper, ceramics, plastics, pharmaceuticals, fiberglass, rubber, paints & coatings, cement, etc.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Improvement in plant productivity, product innovation, and effective supply chain management
  • Competitive market position with profit margin in the global kaolin market
  • Growth of the ceramic industry, along with the increasing demand from the paints & coatings industry
  • Growth of the digital and electronics content media has led to the decline in kaolin demand from the pulp & paper industry, which will hamper the kaolin market growth in the coming years

Regional Analysis:

The kaolin market by region has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are major regions for the kaolin market owing to diversified demand from end-use industries and competitive scenarios. Some of the major end-use industries in these regions include plastics & rubber, cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, fiberglass, cement, paints & coating, and others. These markets have been dynamic in terms of new product developments and related activities. Hence, some of the emerging sub-segments in this market promise high potential in this region. Major countries for the kaolin market in these regions include the US, Germany, France, UK, Canada, Italy, and so on. Recent economic slowdowns, trade implications and environmental concerns are some of the key impact factors influencing the market dynamics in these regions.

Developing regions including Asia Pacific, South America, and Africa have witnessed key developments in terms of organic and inorganic growth strategies. Global companies have made strategic investments in these regions with favorable production conditions and high demand from end-use industries. China, India, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, and others have been some of the key economies in the region. Chemical, paints & coating, plastics & rubber, cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, fiberglass, and cement  are some of the major industries in the region with strong potential for the kaolin market. Middle East promises a strong market potential with demand from countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others that are seeking to diversify the economic outlook. Eastern Europe consisting of Russia and Turkey is also estimated as one of key markets with demand from chemical, paints & coating, plastics & rubber, cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, fiberglass, and cement.

Companies Covered: Imerys, KaMlin LLC, BASF, Sibelco, Tthiele Kaolin, EICL Ltd, Ashapura Group, Lasselsberger Group, Quarzwerke GmbH, Sedlecký Kaolin A.S., etc.

Market Segmentation:

By Application:

  • Filler
  • Pigment
  • Extender
  • Raw Materials
  • Others

By End-Use Industry:

  • Pulp and Paper
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals
  • Fiberglass
  • Cement
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry

Key Data Provided:

  • Mining and Production of Kaolin
  • Deposition of Kaolin by Region and Country
  • Demand and Supply Gap Across the Globe
  • Regulatory Norms and Roles for Kaolin Production and Uses
  • Last Five years Pricing and Profitability Trends of Kaolin Market

Reasons To Buy This Report:

  • Market size estimation of the kaolin market on global and regional basis in terms of value and volume
  • Unique research design for market size estimation and forecast of the global kaolin market
  • In depth primary interview with leading service providers, along with other players in the kaolin market value chain
  • Profiling of major companies operating in the global kaolin market and their strategic growth strategies
  • Extensive kaolin pricing trends and forecast across regions


  • We provide customization of the study to meet specific requirements:
  • Global kaolin market, by country
  • Further segmentation of the global kaolin market for various end-use industries
  • Kaolin demand from Pulp & Paper end-use industry, by fine papers, art papers, coated fine papers, and others
  • Kaolin demand from ceramic end-use industry, by porcelain and white wares
  • Kaolin demand from paints & coatings end-use industry, by specialty coatings, industrial coatings, and architectural coatings

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