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Product description
A high brightness (reflectivity) (77/100 raw, >93/100 calcined) kaolin, with 50% of particles finer than 2 μm, low alkalis (K2O ~0.72%, Na2O ~0.10%), low iron content (~0.34% after magnetic separation, potentially lower with bacterial beneficiation), low titanium (~0.26%), high alumina (~35.1%), high Pyrometric Cone Equivalent (32), and a well ordered, crystalline structure.
Product uses
Kaolin is a prime ingredient in a wide range of traditional products, such as floor and wall tiles, tableware, sanitaryware, and electrical porcelain.
Annual market demand
Domestic: 25,000 tpa.
International: >10,000,000 tpa.
Current domestic sources
Unimin Australia Gulgong and Victoria.
Sale price, ex-bin
170.00 - 300.00 (AUD/t)
Sales tagets (tpa)
Year 1
3,750
Year 2
5,000
Year 3
6,250
Year 4
7,500
Year 5
9,950
Year 6
14,000
Market proportion
Domestic: 56.0% at full production.
International: Not considered for export.