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Kaolin

The basics behind where kaolin comes from

On the surface, it looks unremarkable. A platy soft white clay mined and processed by BASF in Georgia, kaolin can hide just how versatile and vital it is to a diverse list of industries by appearance alone.

First discovered in China, kaolin has been used in the making of porcelain and fine china for centuries. Today, however, kaolin is an important and cost-effective pigment in many paper and paperboard, paints and coatings, plastics, wire and cable and in concrete among many others.