Kaolin

Kaolin

  • Kaolin Clays are inert hydrous aluminum silicate clays with a low shrink-swell capacity, low cation-exchange capacity, and minimal grit content, well-suited to a wide range of industrial uses.
  • AMI produces both types of air-float kaolin clays.  Acti-Min® “soft clay” extender pigments are produced at our Gordon, GA operation. CrownTM, ChampionTM  and SeccoTM  “hard clay” reinforcing filler kaolin products are made at our Aiken, SC mining and manufacturing facility.
  • Applications for Active Minerals Internationals line of ActiMin kaolin clays include:
    • Raw material for production of Fiberglass, Refractories, Cement, and Catalysts
    • Filler for Rubber, Ceramics, Roofing, Caulks, Sealants and Paints.
  • Active Minerals International’s kaolin clays start from high purity clay deposits. They are further refined by milling, air-classification, and blending. All kaolin clays produced by Active Minerals are “air-float” clays, avoiding the use of dispersants that can alter performance in some applications. Production is carried out according to rigid ISO 9001:2105 certified quality processes and testing to ensure highly consistent products that meet specific product requirements for many industrial applications.

Air float kaolin is used as a raw material in the fiber glass and ceramic industries. It is also used as a filler in the asphaltic roofing, rubber, adhesive, agricultural, construction and paper industries. Our soft kaolin products and their applications include the following.

ACTI-MIN® SA-1
Used in soft rubber applications which include: Computer mouse pads, automotive floor mats, toilet plungers, gaskets, bath mats, floor tiles.

ACTI-MIN® CR
A fine particle size, high plasticity kaolin used primarily used in the refractory industry and in Portland (white) cements for its Al2O3 content and whiteness.

ACTI-MIN® WC-5
An intermediate to coarse particle size with good plasticity and very white firing. Primarily used in glazes, tile and dinnerware bodies, and ceramic grinding media.

ACTI-MIN® RP-2, ACTI-MIN® RP-80, & ACTI-MIN® SA-1
Used as fillers in Caulks, Sealants, mastics, tapes such as duct tape and surgical tape, grouts, asphalt coatings, joint compound, roofing granules, ceiling tiles.

ACTI-MIN® FE
A versatile kaolin clay extender and filler for use in general industrial applications.

CHAMPIONTM
A hard clay product typically used in automotive hoses and belts, shoe soles, wire and cable, rubber tires for lawn equipment, garden hoses, rubber floor mats and tiles.

CROWNTM
A hard clay product typically used in automotive hoses and belts, shoe soles, wire and cable, rubber tires for lawn equipment, garden hoses, rubber floor mats and tiles.