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Global Kaolin Market 2017-2021

Global Kaolin Market 2017-2021

About Kaolin

Kaolin is a natural clay formed by the chemical weathering of aluminum silicate minerals such as felspars through a complex sequence of events. It is also known as china clay. It is a moderately pure clay that mostly consists of kaolinite and other clay minerals, including anauxite, halloysite, dickite, and nacrite. The demand for kaolin is increasing because of its whiteness and fine particle size, which make it different from other clays, such as fireclay and ball clay. Kaolin has other physical properties such as glossiness, brightness, abrasiveness, and viscosity, which influence its commercial utility. Kaolin often contains small amounts of impurities in the form of rock fragments and colloidal hydrous and oxide materials.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global kaolin market to grow at a CAGR of 4.53% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global kaolin market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Technavio's report, Global Kaolin Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • Imerys
  • KaMin
  • Sibelco
  • Thiele Kaolin
Other prominent vendors
  • Ashapura Group
  • I-Minerals
  • LB MINERALS
  • Quarzwerke
  • Stephan Schmidt Gruppe
Market driver
  • Increase in demand from China
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing competition from substitutes
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • High growth in ceramics market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Kaolin Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global kaolin market: BASF, Imerys, KaMin, Sibelco, and Thiele Kaolin.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Ashapura Group, I-Minerals, LB MINERALS, Quarzwerke, and Stephan Schmidt Gruppe.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is high growth in ceramics market. The ceramics market is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. Kaolin is used in a variety of ceramic construction materials. For instance, when kaolin is fired to more than 1,832°F, it gets converted into glass and mullite. The global ceramics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6%-7% during the forecast period.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increase in demand from China. China is the largest market for kaolin. The kaolin market in China is expected to grow at a rapid pace (6%-7%) during the forecast period. In 2016, the ceramics segment held the largest share of the kaolin market by application in the country. The paper industry is the second-largest consumer of kaolin in China. China is the largest paper producer globally. However, the demand for kaolin is low as the country produces large volumes of uncoated paper, which require less amount of kaolin. The rising demand for coated papers in China is expected to propel the consumption of kaolin during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increasing competition from substitutes. Kaolin faces competition from substitutes such as PCC, ground calcium carbonate, talc, silicate, alumina trihydrate, and TiO2. For instance, precipitated silicate is gaining traction in the market in certain types of newsprint and inkjet paper, especially in South Korea and Japan. The use of PCC is also growing at a rapid pace. The consumption of filler PCC for uncoated paper was 275,000 metric tons in 1986, and it reached more than 4 million metric tons in 2015. PCC is manufactured, whereas kaolin clay is mined from natural deposits of ore.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, Imerys, KaMin, Sibelco, Thiele Kaolin, Ashapura Group, I-Minerals, LB MINERALS, Quarzwerke, and Stephan Schmidt Gruppe.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market Landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Related market
      • Table Global clay market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Kaolin grades
      • Table Market definition - inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global kaolin market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global kaolin market- Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global kaolin market by application
      • Table Global kaolin market by application - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Paper - Market size and forecast
      • Table Paper - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Paper - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Kaolin grades for paper
    • Ceramics - Market size and forecast
      • Table Ceramics - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Ceramics - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Fiberglass - Market size and forecast
      • Table Fiberglass- Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Fiberglass - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Paints and coatings - Market size and forecast
      • Table Paints and coatings - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Paints and coatings- Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Rubber and plastics - Market size and forecast
      • Table Rubber and plastics- Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Rubber and plastics - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Other applications - Market size and forecast
      • Table Other applications- Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Other applications - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global kaolin market - Market segmentation by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Americas- Market size and forecast
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • MEA- Market size and forecast
      • Table MEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table MEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global paper and paperboard container and packaging market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • High growth in ceramics market
    • Growth in construction sector is likely to drive global kaolin market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Major kaolin-producing countries 2016 (% share)
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendor overview
      • Table BASF: Key product offerings in kaolin market
      • Table KaMin: Product offerings
      • Table Recent developments of key vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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