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Global Kaolin Market Share, Growth, Analysis, Research: By Process: Airfloat, Water-washed, Calcined, Delaminated, Surfaced Modified and Unprocessed; By Application: Adhesives and Sealants, Rubber, Plastic, Fibreglass, Paints and Coatings, Ceramics and Sanitary Ware, Others; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape; 2018-2028

Global Kaolin Market Outlook

The global kaolin market attained a value of nearly USD 4.31 billion in 2022. The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2023-2028 at a CAGR of 4.20% reaching about USD 5.51 billion by 2028.

 

Key Trends in the Market

Kaolin is a type of clay that is also known as China clay and is white in colour. It is distinguished from other industrial clays based on its pure colouring and fine particle size. It is considered an ideal pigment due to its ability to disperse in water. The major component in kaolin is the mineral kaolinite which is a hydrous aluminium silicate produced by the decomposition of minerals like feldspar.

 

  • The surging demand for kaolin from several end-use industries, like paints and coatings, ceramics, paper, and rubber is expected to positively influence the kaolin market growth.
  • The growing utilisation of kaolin in the paint and coatings industry is likely to propel the market demand for kaolin over the coming years. This is because it works as an indispensable filler, where it offers scrub resistance, pigment suspension, durability, and high opacity which is further garnering traction in the market growth.
  • With the rising construction activities across the globe, the demand for kaolin is expected to increase. This is due to the increasing demand for ceramics, plastics and associated products at construction sites.

 

Market Analysis

Based on the process, the kaolin market can be segmented into airfloat, water-washed, calcined, delaminated, and surfaced modified and unprocessed. On the basis of application, the market is categorised into adhesives and sealants, rubber, plastic, fibreglass, paints and coatings, and ceramics and sanitary ware, among others. The regional markets for kaolin can be divided into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global kaolin market, covering their competitive landscape and the latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments, and expansion plans.

 

  • LB MINERALS, Ltd.
  • KaMin LLC.
  • SCR-Sibelco NV
  • Thiele Kaolin Company
  • Imerys S.A.
  • I-Minerals Inc.
  • Quartz Works GmbH
  • Andromeda Metals Limited
  • Ashapura Minechem Limited
  • KERAMOST, a.s.
  • Others

 

Market Share by Applications

The paints and coatings segment is expected to hold robust growth in the kaolin market share across the globe on account of the extensive usage of paints and coatings in the construction industry. It is anticipated that using the product to improve paints' performance in the form of better suspension properties, quick dispersion, corrosion resistance, superior water resistance, and reduced viscosities, is expected to help the market growth over the coming years.

 

Meanwhile, the rubber segment is likely to fuel the market growth of kaolin on account of the usage of calcined products in the manufacture of heavy-duty insulation rubber gaining significance. Kaolin is an ideal additive to rubber owing to its anisometric 'booklet' element form which enhances the stiffness and strength of the rubber through better stress transfer.

 

Market Share by Region

Geographically, the Asia Pacific region is expected to augment the kaolin market share on account of the rapid economic development and growing industrialisation. With financial advancements in countries, like China, India, and Japan, there has been a significant spike in the demand for ceramics in household and institutional applications, which is likely to aid the market growth. China is likely to hold the market growth of kaolin due to the growing construction industry in the country.

 

Meanwhile, Europe is expected to boost the market growth of kaolin over the coming years due to the rising demand for kaolin in the plastic, rubber, glass, and paper industries. With the shift in consumer preferences toward packaged foods and beverages, the demand for kaolin is expected to fuel market growth.

 

Competitive Landscape

LB MINERALS, Ltd. is one of the leading suppliers of raw materials across the Central European region. The company is primarily focussed on the treatment and processing of kaolin, mining, feldspars, aggregates, and clays. Known for kaolins, the company also sells other products like litter, plasters, and filter kieselguhr.

 

KaMin LLC. Is a worldwide leading company that offers mineral products. It provides a wide variety of kaolin clay for industrial applications, building and construction, rubber and plastic, coatings, beauty, and health industries. The company serves consumers across the globe.

 

SCR-Sibelco NV is a worldwide material solution company established in 1872. It is a multinational business with operations in 31 countries and an extensive multi-mineral portfolio. The company works in a wide range of industries meeting the changing consumer demand along with advanced solutions that combine high-specification materials and dedicated technical support.

 

Other market players include Thiele Kaolin Company, Imerys S.A., I-Minerals Inc., Quartz Works GmbH, Andromeda Metals Limited, Ashapura Minechem Limited, and KERAMOST, a.s., among others.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2018-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Process
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Process
  • Airfloat
  • Water-washed
  • Calcined
  • Delaminated
  • Surfaced Modified and Unprocessed
Breakup by Application
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Rubber
  • Plastic
  • Fibreglass
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Ceramics and Sanitary Ware
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Trade Data Analysis
  • Major Exporting Countries
    • By Value
    • By Volume
  • Major Importing Countries
    • By Value
    • By Volume
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • LB MINERALS, Ltd.
  • KaMin LLC.
  • SCR-Sibelco NV
  • Thiele Kaolin Company
  • Imerys S.A.
  • I-Minerals Inc.
  • Quartz Works GmbH
  • Andromeda Metals Limited
  • Ashapura Minechem Limited
  • KERAMOST, a.s.
  • Others

 

*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

1    Preface     
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Kaolin Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Kaolin Historical Market (2018-2022) 
    8.3    Global Kaolin Market Forecast (2023-2028)
    8.4    Global Kaolin Market by Process
        8.4.1    Airfloat
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.2    Water-washed
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.3    Calcined
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.4    Delaminated 
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.5    Surfaced Modified and Unprocessed
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.5    Global Kaolin Market by Application
        8.5.1    Adhesives and Sealants 
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.2    Rubber
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.3    Plastic
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.4    Fibreglass 
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.5    Paints and Coatings 
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.6    Ceramics and Sanitary Ware
            8.5.6.1    Market Share
            8.5.6.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.6.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.7    Others
    8.6    Global Kaolin Market by Region
        8.6.1    North America
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.2    Europe
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.4    Latin America
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.6.5.1    Market Share
            8.6.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9    North America Kaolin Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Market Share
        9.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Market Share
        9.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10    Europe Kaolin Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Market Share
        10.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Market Share
        10.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Market Share
        10.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Market Share
        10.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Kaolin Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Market Share
        11.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Market Share
        11.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Market Share
        11.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Market Share
        11.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Market Share
        11.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Kaolin Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Market Share
        12.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Market Share
        12.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Market Share
        12.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Kaolin Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Market Share
        13.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Market Share
        13.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Market Share
        13.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Market Share
        13.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Value Chain Analysis
16    Price Analysis

    16.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
    16.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
    16.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
    16.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
    16.5    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
17    Trade Data Analysis (HS Code: 250700)
    17.1    Major Exporting Countries
        17.1.1    By Value
        17.1.2    By Volume
    17.2    Major Importing Countries
        17.2.1    By Value
        17.2.2    By Volume
18    Competitive Landscape
    18.1    Market Structure
    18.2    Company Profiles
        18.2.1    LB MINERALS, Ltd.
            18.2.1.1    Company Overview
            18.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.1.4    Certifications
        18.2.2    KaMin LLC.
            18.2.2.1    Company Overview
            18.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.2.4    Certifications
        18.2.3    SCR-Sibelco NV
            18.2.3.1    Company Overview
            18.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.3.4    Certifications
        18.2.4    Thiele Kaolin Company
            18.2.4.1    Company Overview
            18.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.4.4    Certifications
        18.2.5    Imerys S.A.
            18.2.5.1    Company Overview
            18.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.5.4    Certifications
        18.2.6    I-Minerals Inc.
            18.2.6.1    Company Overview
            18.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.6.4    Certifications
        18.2.7    Quartz Works GmbH
            18.2.7.1    Company Overview
            18.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.7.4    Certifications
        18.2.8    Andromeda Metals Limited
            18.2.8.1    Company Overview
            18.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.8.4    Certifications
        18.2.9    Ashapura Minechem Limited
            18.2.9.1    Company Overview
            18.2.9.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.9.4    Certifications
        18.2.10    KERAMOST, a.s.
            18.2.10.1    Company Overview
            18.2.10.2    Product Portfolio
            18.2.10.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            18.2.10.4    Certifications
        18.2.11    Others
19    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Kaolin Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2028
2.    Global Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Process (USD Million), 2018-2022
3.    Global Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Process (USD Million), 2023-2028
4.    Global Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2022
5.    Global Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2023-2028
6.    Global Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2022
7.    Global Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2023-2028
8.    North America Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
9.    North America Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
10.    Europe Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
11.    Europe Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
12.    Asia Pacific Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
13.    Asia Pacific Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
14.    Latin America Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
15.    Latin America Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
16.    Middle East and Africa Kaolin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
17.    Middle East and Africa Kaolin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
18.    North America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
19.    Europe Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
20.    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
21.    Latin America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
22.    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
23.    Major Exporting Countries by Value
24.    Major Importing Countries by Value
25.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume
26.    Major Importing Countries by Volume
27.    Global Kaolin Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global market for kaolin reached a value of USD 4.31 billion in 2022.

The market is assessed to grow at a CAGR of 4.20% between 2023 and 2028.

The projected value for the market for kaolin by 2028 is USD 5.51 billion.

The major market driver is increasing product demand in various application like rubber, ceramic, and painting and coating, among others.

The key kaolin market trends include growing construction activities and its use as a filler.

The various kaolin processes include airfloat, water-washed, calcined, delaminated, and surfaced modified and unprocessed.

The different applications of kaolin include adhesives and sealants, rubber, plastic, fibreglass, paints and coatings, and ceramics and sanitary ware, among others.

The major players in the market are LB MINERALS, Ltd., KaMin LLC., SCR-Sibelco NV, Thiele Kaolin Company, Imerys S.A., I-Minerals Inc., Quartz Works GmbH, Andromeda Metals Limited, Ashapura Minechem Limited, and KERAMOST, a.s., among others.

The chemical name for Kaolin is Aluminium silicate.

The kaolin is generally utilised as a raw material for paint, paper, and ceramics.

Kaolin is nearly white in colour.

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