DUBLIN, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/45pj3n/kaolin_market) has announced the addition of the "Kaolin Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering.
Kaolin, also known as china clay, is composed of hydrated aluminosilicate clay mineral kaolinite. It possesses properties such as flat particle shape, excellent opacity, non-abrasive texture and chemical inertness among others. Kaolin has a wide range of industrial applications such as paper, ceramics, paints & adhesives and other specialty uses. In addition, kaolin is used in white ware and sanitary ware. Metakaolin is obtained by thermally treating kaolin and is used for several applications such as concrete and mortar among others.
Rise in construction activities across the globe is expected to drive the demand for ceramics which is used in tiles and sanitary ware. Kaolin is used in large quantities in ceramics to enhance the latter's characteristics. Thus, rise in construction activities across various regions of the world is expected to subsequently fuel the demand for kaolin. In addition, the increasing demand for cement in concrete and mortar may fuel the demand for metakaolin. Use of metakaolin in cement helps to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, which provides as an eco-friendly alternative. This factor is anticipated to boost the demand for kaolin and metakaolin in near future. However, substitution of kaolin with calcium carbonate in paper applications coupled with increasing kaolin prices may curb the global kaolin and metakaolin market within the next few years. Ongoing research and development in use of bio-ceramics in endodontics may open new avenues for kaolin market over the next few years.
Paper was the largest application segment for the kaolin market and accounted for over 40% of the market share in 2012, owing to their growing demand in emerging economies such as India and China. National governments in the countries of China, India, and other Asian countries are taking initiatives to facilitate literacy rate, which in turn is expected to fuel the demand for writing and printing papers. However, the demand for papers in North America and European countries is expected to decline due to the increasing preference of consumers towards internet and electronic media to access information.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Kaolin and Metakaolin - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Global Kaolin Market - Application Analysis
Chapter 5 Global Metakaolin Market - Market Analysis
Chapter 6 Global Kaolin Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 7 Global Metakaolin Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 8 Company Profiles
- BASF SE
- Daleco Resources Corporation
- I-Minerals Inc.
- Imerys SA
- KaMin LLC
- Kaolin AD
- LB Minerals Ltd.
- Quarzwerke GmbH
- SCR-Sibelco N.V
- Thiele Kaolin Company
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