Global Kaolin Market By Process (Water-Washed, Airfloat, Calcined, Delaminated, and Surface-Modified & Unprocessed), By End-Use Industry (Paper, Ceramic & Sanitarywares, Fiberglass, Paints & Coatings, Rubber, Plastics and Others), and By Region (North Ame

Global Kaolin Market By Process (Water-Washed, Airfloat, Calcined, Delaminated, and Surface-Modified & Unprocessed), By End-Use Industry (Paper, Ceramic & Sanitarywares, Fiberglass, Paints & Coatings, Rubber, Plastics and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa),- Global Forecast to 2027

Global Kaolin Market: Overview

Kaolin is a non-metallic mineral; It is a kind of kaolinite clay mineral-based on clays and clay rock. Because it is delicate and white, it is also called dolomite. Its mineral composition is mainly composed of kaolinite, halloysite, hydromica, illite, montmorillonite, quartz, feldspar, and other minerals. Kaolin is used primarily for paper, ceramics and refractory materials, followed by coatings, rubber fillers, enamel glazes, and white cement raw materials. The small amount is used in plastics, paints, pigments, grinding wheels, pencils, daily cosmetics, soap Pesticide, medicine, textile, petroleum, chemical, building materials, national defense, and other industrial sectors.

Global Kaolin Market: Insights
The global kaolin market size stood at USD 3.06 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 4.71 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 5.36% during the forecast period, 2020-2027. The major growth factors are the rise in the demand for kaolin from paper, ceramics & sanitarywares, fiberglass, paints & coatings, rubber, plastic, etc. Further, the surge in demand for ceramics in the construction industry is positively impacting market growth. Also, the increasing use of kaolin in the production of paper to improve the texture, smoothness, and gloss are likely to influence the growth of the kaolin market in the analysis timeframe. The growing applications of kaolin in ceramic, paints and adhesives industry due to its superior opacity, chemical inertness, non-abrasive texture, and flat particle shape are major factors propelling the growth of the kaolin market.

The demand for kaolin for papermaking across the international market is relatively great. With the rise in the consumption of coated paper, this field will focus on competition for kaolin companies at abroad and home. The kaolin market for ceramics is very huge. Moreover, the growing kaolin usage in the paper industry as a filler and coatings is fueling the demand for kaolin. The increasing awareness, coupled with stringent regulations regarding environmental pollution caused by non-biodegradable packaging, is expected to drive the demand for paper packaging. These factors are likely to influence the robust growth of the global kaolin industry in the projected period.

With the continuous expansion of the industrial scale and the constant improvement of the quality of national life, the demand for kaolin in the global market continues to grow, driving the continuous expansion of the kaolin industry scale. Further, the swelling construction activities in emerging economies on account of the rapid urbanization and industrialization coupled with larger migration of rural population to urban centers is anticipated to propel the growth of the kaolin market. The mounting plastic and polymer business towards replacing metal and steel with lightweight products is expected to foster global market growth. Globally, kaolin is widely distributed, with proven reserves of about 20 billion tons, of which the United States has the most reserves, followed by the United Kingdom, China ranks third, followed by Brazil, India, and other countries.

Moreover, the increasing demand for kaolin, the availability of numerous substitutes such as carbonates, talc, fuller's clay, and ball clay are expected to boost the industry growth. The upsurge in demand for kaolin in the plastic industry to enhance its electrical performance, durability, and strength is expected to foster global market growth.

The SPER market research report of the kaolin market includes all integrated approaches to the growth of the market, along with an accurate and elaborate analysis of this market's whole competitive situation. Besides the current analytical & statistical account, the report cloaks the trends market drivers, challenges, potential opportunities, which affect the market. This market report discusses the present situation to predict trends and aspects of the Kaolin market's growth. Furthermore, it gives a dynamic overview & insights related to the market at both global as well as regional scales.

Global Kaolin Market: Process Insight

Based on the process, the global kaolin market categorized into water-washed, air float, calcined, delaminated, and surface-modified & unprocessed. The water-washed segment holds the largest share in 2019 in the global kaolin market. It is owing to the low impurity levels and improved brightness that kaolin obtained through this process. Additionally, it is used in the production of hydrous kaolin. The process helps to retain water in the clay for about 12%-14% and helps process crude kaolin into finished kaolin products.

Global Kaolin Market: End-User Industry Insights

Based on the end-user industry, the global kaolin market segmented into paper, ceramic & sanitarywares, fiberglass, paints & coatings, rubber, plastics, and others. The paper segment is expected to generate maximum revenue during the forecast period. It is due to the kaolin improves paper appearance, which is characterized by gloss, smoothness, brightness, and opacity. It also helps in improving various other properties of paper such as ink absorption and ink pigment holdout, low linting tendency, and roughness.

The ceramics are anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR from 2020 to 2027. It is due to the kaolin's increase in the plasticity of the material. The mixture is poured into molds of desirable shapes that usages in porcelain, earthenware, china sanitary ware, electrical porcelain, and wall tiles.

Global Kaolin Market: Regional Insight

Based on geography, the global kaolin market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest revenue share in 2019. It is attributable to the industrial development in the region, improving economic conditions in the regions and the availability of kaolin reserves in the region.

North America is projected to increase at a better CAGR of from 2020 to 2027 due to the surge in demand for flexible packaging paper from food and beverage sectors would impact on the paper industry over the forecast period.

The report presents a detailed assessment of the various factors influencing the market's trajectory into 2020 and 2027. It covers all the crucial information of the leading companies operating in the global Kaolin market. Besides highlighting the product offerings, the report also calculates revenue generated over the period and their position in the market.


Overview of key market forces restraining and propelling market growth.
Provide demand, current & past status & also the forecasting up to 2027.
Provide complete overview including, process, end-user industry & forecast region.
Provide focused analysis of key service providers with their market share & also help to identify market competition landscape with SWOT analysis.
Historical, current, and projected market size in terms of value & volume
Analyse the global & regional potential market, advantages, risk & opportunity.
Identify significant factors and trends driving or inhibiting the market growth.
In-depth coverage of the complete market in terms of supplier, buyer, price, trend, growth & forecasting.


Surface-Modified & Unprocessed


Ceramic & Sanitaryware
Paints & Coatings


Market Segments

Market Dynamics

Brands in Market
Market Size
Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
Competition & Companies Involved


North America (Canada, US, Mexico, Available)
Asia-Pacific (China, India, South Korea, Japan & Rest of Asia Pacific Available)
Europe (Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom & Rest of Europe Available)
Central & South America (Brazil, Argentina & Rest of South America Available)
Middle East & Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, & Rest of MEA available)



Imerys SA
Daleco Resources Corporation
I-Minerals Inc.
Kaolin AD

SCR-Sibelco N.V

LB Minerals Ltd.
Quarzwerke GmbH
Thiele Kaolin Company
Vale SA
Stephan Schmidt KG
Morien Resources Corporation
Lasselsberger GmbH
Xatico Sàrl
Other Prominent Players

1. Introduction
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Overview
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Market Dynamics
4.2.1. Drivers
4.2.2. Restraints
4.2.3. Opportunities
4.2.4. Challenges
4.3. COVID-19 Impact of the Kaolin Market
4.4. Market Trends
5. Global Kaolin Market, By Process, 2021-2027 (USD Million)
5.1. Water-washed
5.2. Airfloat
5.3. Calcined
5.4. Delaminated
5.5. Surface-modified & Unprocessed
6. Global Kaolin Market, By End Use Industry, 2021-2027 (USD Million)
6.1. Ceramics & Sanitary wares
6.2. Fiberglass
6.3. Paints & Coatings
6.4. Rubber
6.5. Adhesives & Sealants
6.6. Plastics
6.7. Others (Personal Care & Healthcare, and Agriculture)
7. Global Kaolin Market, By Geography, 2021-2027 (USD Million)
7.1. North America
7.1.1. US
7.1.2. Canada
7.2. Europe
7.2.1. Germany
7.2.2. UK
7.2.3. France
7.2.4. Italy
7.2.5. Spain
7.2.6. Rest of Europe
7.3. Asia-Pacific
7.3.1. China
7.3.2. Japan
7.3.3. India
7.3.4. Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.4. Rest of the World
7.4.1. Latin America
7.4.2. Middle East & Africa
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Market Share Analysis, By Key Players (2019)
8.3. Competitive Scenario
8.3.1. Product Launches
8.3.2. Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements
8.3.3. Acquisitions
8.3.4. Expansions
8.3.5. Other Developments
9. Company Profiles
9.1. 20 Microns Limited
9.2. Active Minerals International, LLC
9.3. Ashapura Group
9.4. BASF SE
9.5. EICL Limited
9.6. Imerys S.A.
9.7. I-Minerals lnc.
9.8. Jiangxi Sincere Mineral Industry Co., Ltd.
9.9. KaMin LLC
9.10. KERAMOST, a.s.
9.12. Minotaur Exploration Limited
9.13. Quarzwerke GmbH
9.14. SCR-Sibelco N.V.
9.15. Sedlecký kaolin a. s.
9.16. Shree Ram Group
9.17. Thiele Kaolin Company
9.18. Uma Group of Kaolin
9.19. W. R. Grace & Co.
10. Appendix

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