Kaolin Mining includes mining of kaolin or china clay. It is distinguished from other industrial clays based on its fine particle size and pure coloring. Its ability to disperse in water make it an ideal pigment. The primary constituent in kaolin is the mineral kaolinite, a hydrous aluminum silicate formed by the decomposition of minerals such as feldspar.
The global kaolin mining market was valued at $5.1 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $1.9 billion or 37.7% of the global market. The USA was the largest country accounting for $0.9 billion or 19% of the global kaolin mining market.
Internet of Things technology gives miners greater insights on the working condition of their equipment. Sensors on the kaolin mining machinery drives predictive maintenance that in turn reduces the likelihood of unplanned, unscheduled downtimes that often drain the resources of mining companies. IoT technology gives realistic insights on machine wear and tear rates that enable miners to plan maintenance schedule accordingly.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The kaolin market is segmented into Paper; Ceramics; Paint; Fiberglass; Rubber; and Others - Kaolin.
Paper segment includes mining of kaolin for paper.
Ceramics segment includes mining of kaolin for ceramics.
Paint segment includes mining of kaolin for paints.
Fiberglass segment includes mining of kaolin for fiberglass.
Rubber segment includes mining of kaolin for rubber.
Others - Kaolin segment includes mining of kaolin for products other than paper, ceramics, paints, rubber and fiberglass.