China clay is a clay mineral, part of the group of
industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4. It
is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet linked
through oxygen atoms to one octahedral sheet of alumina octahedral.
China clay is a processed mineral industry, which has experienced a
phenomenal growth since its inception nearly three quarters of
century ago. This processed mineral, due to its exceptional
attributes has become a very important and indispensable ingredient
in the innumerable articles of modern everyday life. Extraordinary
whiteness and brightness near to those of the whitest known
substance magnesium oxide, stability against extreme conditions of
environment, Tenacity against most chemicals, non toxicity, high
refractive index and therefore high opacity, relative ease of
application, along with a number of merits collectively unique in
China clay have caused virtually the elimination of other once
popular white pigments like titanium dioxide, lithopone, zinc oxide,
antimony oxide etc. from the market. These exceptional properties of
China clay have been responsible for the unprecedented growth of
this industry throughout the world.
Important applications of our China clay, Calcined China clay and
Kaolin include Ceramics, Paints, Coatings, Paper, Plastics, Rubber,
Pesticides, Leather, Linoleum, Textiles, Fiber glass, Vitreous
enamel, Printing inks, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Adhesives,
Cement, soaps & detergent powders etc.