Kaolin Market

Imerys S.A. (France) and KaMin LLC (US) are Leading Players in the Kaolin Market

The Kaolin Market is estimated at USD 4.6 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 6.1 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2023 to 2028. The growing demand for kaolin in a variety of end-use industries, such as paper, ceramics & sanitary ware, and paints & coatings, is the main driver of this market expansion. In addition, the booming e-commerce sector's increased demand for paper packaging which has directly increased the demand for kaolin. Additionally, a significant growth driver for the kaolin market is the increased demand for ceramic tiles in the construction & building industry of densely populated and growing economies.

Prominent companies, including lmerys S.A (France), Ashapura Group (India), EICL Limited (India), SCR-Sibelco N.V. (Belgium), KaMin LLC (US), Thiele Kaolin Company (US), LASSELSBERGER Group (Hungary), Quarzwerke GmbH (Germany), Sedlecký kaolin A.S. (Czech Republic), I-Minerals Inc. (Canada), 20 Microns Limited (India), Minotaur Exploration Limited (Australia), W. R. Grace & Co. (US), Shree Ram Group (India), KERAMOST, A.S. (Czech Republic), Uma Group of Kaolin (India), Jiangxi Sincere Mineral Industry Co., Ltd. (China), and Active Minerals International, LLC (US), are recognized as key players in the global kaolin market. These market leaders have strategically prioritized growth efforts like mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, expansions, investments, and divestitures to help them expand into previously undiscovered and attractive markets.

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Imerys S.A. (France)

Imerys S.A. holds a prominent position as a top kaolin supplier within various end-use sectors, including paper, ceramics & sanitary wares, paints & coatings, rubber, and plastics. With operations in significant nations like the United States, China, and the United Kingdom in the kaolin market, the company continues to have a global footprint. The company lays a great emphasis on forming joint ventures and carrying out acquisitions as a key part of its strategic growth plan, which helps it gain a competitive edge in the kaolin industry. Imerys S.A. is also committed to diversifying its clients and bolstering its footprint in new markets. In a noteworthy move, Imerys S.A.'s subsidiary, Kaopolite Inc., a prominent global supplier of kaolin for uses in personal care, hard surface cleaning, and auto care, announced a distribution relationship with Debro Inc. in Canada in February 2019. This group effort made a substantial contribution to the company's growth and strengthening of its position in the Canadian market.


KaMin LLC holds a prominent position among the key players in the kaolin market. The company was established in 2008 and since then the it has grown to become one of the top producers of kaolin clay, a type of clay used in products including paints and coatings, plastics, rubber, thermal paper, and catalytic substrates. These sectors play a crucial role in rapidly expanding industries including the automotive and construction sectors. KaMin currently runs three production facilities in the US that are solely focused on kaolin extraction and processing. Their product selection serves a variety of markets, including those in the paper, plastics, rubber, building, paints & coatings, and agricultural. Further in September 2022, The company acquired BASF SE’s Kaolin business. BASF was one of the greatest players in the market and the acquisition of their business has increased the market share of KaMin LLC.

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