World Class Ultra White Kaolin – Multi-tasking Customised

For several decades, Ashapura has been mining, processing and supplying kaolin products, from its reserves in Gujarat. On recognizing the high demand for this multi-usage mineral and also the shortages of high quality kaolin, the company has increased acquired new mine reserves of about 2.5 to 3 million tons in the state of Kerala. The quality of kaolin from Kerala is far superior in terms of whiteness and other properties. Ashapura has also set up a state-of-the-art processing plant with 180,000 tons per annum capacity in Kerala. The facility will be able to produce hydrous/calcined kaolin clay each of which finds usage in different industries.

Ashapura’s Kaolin Project

Ashapura Minechem has set up a Kaolin plant at Trivandrum, Kerala, India with an installed capacity of 180,000 TPA. This plant is the largest Kaolin processing facility in South East Asian region. The state-of-the-art plant is with a highly sophisticated research and development facility. The clay deposits at Trivandrum are among the best in the world with 96 % kaolinite content. Ashapura has decades of experience in processing and value addition of Kaolin, thus making it a dependable and trusted partner for Kaolin supplies. Moreover, the in-house shipping and port infrastructure of Ashapura offers a cutting edge in meeting tough delivery schedules.

Advantage – Ashapura Kaolin
   
Access to large reserves of high quality kaolin in Gujarat and Kerala.
State-of- the-art plant with a highly sophisticated research and development facility in Kerala at Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) site near Trivandrum being set up.
Decades of experience in processing and value addition of minerals including kaolin
Our R&D is able to customize products to conform to specific requirements.
Our Q&A lab ensures batch to batch consistency
In-house shipping and port infrastructure enable us to meet deadlines
 
Applications of Kaolin

Kaolin has a range of applications which are grouped in three main areas: paper, ceramics and performance minerals.

Demand is most in the manufacture of paper where it performs two separate functions- as a filler to improve printing characteristics and as a coating pigment to enhance the surface properties of the paper such as the brightness, smoothness, gloss and ink receptivity etc.

In the ceramics industry the main function of kaolin is to impart whiteness . Its major uses are in vitreous china sanitaryware, table ware, wall tiles, electrical porcelain…

Kaolin is used in refractories where it is valued for its alumina content. Performance mineral applications use kaolin as fillers in paint, rubber , plastics and adhesives and sealants and pharmaceuticals. Other important uses include the manufacture of white cement and glass fibre.

Properties of Kaolin

Kaolin has a range of applications which are grouped in three main areas: paper, ceramics and performance minerals. Demand is most in the manufacture of paper where it performs two separate functions - as a filler to improve printing characteristics and as a coating pigment to enhance the surface properties of the paper such as the brightness, smoothness, gloss and ink receptivity etc. In the ceramics industry the main function of kaolin is to impart whiteness. Its major uses are in vitreous china sanitaryware, tableware, wall tiles, electrical porcelain…

Kaolin is used in refractories where it is valued for its alumina content.Performance mineral applications use kaolin as fillers in paint, rubber, plastics and adhesives and sealants and pharmaceuticals. Other important uses include the manufacture of white cement and glass fibre.

Exact Solutions for Exact Applications

Ashapura is able to offer Kaolin grades having premium brightness, fine particle size with controlled distribution range, fine particle size with low grit level and other specific properties as demanded by the application. Each grade is chemically modified and designed to boos end product performance and properties in the specific application.

Kaolin for Paper & Pulp

Kaolin for Paints, Inks & Coatings

Kaolin for Refractories

Meta Kaolin for RMC

Kaolin for Agrochemicals

Kaolin for Rubber & Plastics

Kaolin for Soaps & Detergents

Kaolin for Fiberglass

Kaolin for Ceramics

For sales enquiries, contact:

Domestic Sales: kaolin@ashapura.com
Exports: kaolinexports@ashapura.com

 
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