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See why Imerys is the world leader in Kaolin. Kaolin brings critical properties to many products in daily life and is an essential additive in a variety of industries. As an application in a vast array of materials, it improves properties like opacity, printability, whiteness, strength, and much more. Watch our video to learn about the necessity of kaolin, and Imerys’ unique commitment to delivering superior products and support for our customers.

Improving Customers' Products with our Technical Solutions

Our advanced technical understanding of this naturally occurring mineral gives us the ability to work closely with our customers. Utilizing our extensive knowledge and innovation, we can help them identify new applications, reduce processing costs, and develop high value added solutions to their end product.

Innovation

At Imerys Kaolin, we are an essential partner to our customer’s performance. For each market application that we serve, we develop the most efficient processes in order to produce the most effective product. Our team of innovative technical experts is equipped to offer you a tailor-made solution for all of your challenges. In addition, Imerys Kaolin works extensively with universities and external institutes in Europe and the USA thus ensuring a continuous supply of modern knowledge at the forefront of technology.

Global Resources

With deposits and production plants in the USA, UK, and Brazil, Imerys Kaolin maintains status as the world’s largest producer of kaolin.

Two Science & Technology resources located in the USA and UK, focusing on specific industries, help us guarantee in-depth expertise and single-minded concentration on customer solutions. Because we develop the most efficient processes to produce the most effective materials for each application, we deliver the highest quality products. All of this is backed up by superior technical service and advice delivered to our customers.

Product Focus NeoGen MX

An Improved optical performance engineered calcined kaolin for architectural coatings.

NeoGen™ 2000 is the premium product for TiO2 extension in the paint and coatings industry. Compared to conventional calcined kaolin, NeoGen™ 2000 provides improved whiteness, better opacity and whiter tint strength, while improving TiO2 extension and reducing costs.

Product Focus - THERMA-PRINT™ 400

THERMA-PRINT™ 400 is a high brightness, calcined kaolin for thermal paper coatings. It is made via a precisely controlled thermal process using a select kaolin feed. The resulting product has a controlled pore structure that maximizes the microporosity. THERMA-PRINT™ 400 is designed to provide the right coating and surface structure for thermal transfer and direct thermal coated printing papers. THERMA-PRINT™ 400 improves coverage, ink absorbency and print properties.

Product Spotlight

NEOGENTM 2000 - A Tio2 extender

Never has titanium dioxide extension been more important in decorative paints, yet prices continue to increase and inventories remain low, we have the solution.
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