The China clay market is anticipated to be valued at USD 4.3 billion in 2021 and USD 5.7 billion by 2028, with a 4.1% CAGR between 2022 and 2028.
This article digs into the global Chinese clay market’s demand drivers, as well as the issues and ramifications. Furthermore, the study looks at new opportunities in China’s clay sector.
China Clay Market: Overview
Kaolin, also known as china clay, is a soft white clay used in the manufacture of china and porcelain. Kaolin is a soft, white powder comprised of kaolinite and other minerals in variable proportions such as muscovite, quartz, feldspar, and anatase. It is used to make drying agents, rubber, paper, and paint.
Kaolin clay may be useful in the treatment of acne due to its antibacterial properties. Minerals in kaolin clay aid in the removal of oils, secretions, and contaminants from the skin. They cleanse and revitalize the skin by absorbing moisture and pollutants while also decreasing blemishes.
Kaolin is used as a paper filler to lengthen the fiber and increase printability, as well as to improve gloss, smoothness, and brightness. Chinese clay is growing increasingly popular among consumers.
China Clay Market: Segmentation
The China clay market is divided into four sections: geography, industry vertical, method, and application.
Unprocessed water-washed, air-floated, calcined, delaminated, and surface-modified segments comprise the global market. The industry that uses water for washing will grow the fastest. Water-washed kaolin is subjected to a rigorous process of slurring, crushing, grinding, sifting, sorting, centrifuging, chemically and perhaps concentrating, drying, and magnetically treating to achieve particle size, purity, residue, and brightness.
To be considered hydrous kaolin, water-washed kaolin must retain 14% of the hydration-bound water present in crude kaolin. Calcination, also known as heating water-washed kaolin, produces calcined kaolins. The choice of water-washed feed kaolin is determined by the end product.
China Clay Market: Regional Analysis
The Asia Pacific region is likely to lead the market throughout the forecast period.
The Asia Pacific region is expected to have the greatest revenue share of the entire China clay market in 2021 and during the forecast period. A variety of market participants, most notably EICL Ltd and MLA Group of Industries, have contributed to the area’s expansion. Furthermore, China produces 99.3 million tonnes of paper and pulp each year, placing it in the top three paper-producing countries alongside Japan, China, and India.
China Clay Market: Competitive Analysis
The Global China clay market is dominated by players like Imerys S.A., BASF SE, EICL Limited, KaMin LLC, Minotaur Exploration Limited, I-Minerals, Inc., LB MINERALS, Ltd., 20 Microns Ltd., SCR-Sibelco NV, and Active Minerals International, LLC, among others.
Global China Clay Market share
The global China clay market is segmented as follows:
Paper Coating and Filling
Medicines and Cosmetics
By Industry Vertical
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of Latin America
Middle East Africa
Rest of Middle East Africa
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