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Glass Fibre Reinforcement

Product Snapshot

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%), and a well ordered, crystalline structure.
Product uses
Used as a reinforcer in the production of glass-fibre products (e.g. printed circuit mother boards).
Annual market demand
Domestic: Negligible.
International: >200,000 tpa.
Current domestic sources
None.
Sale price, ex-bin
200.00 - 300.00 (AUD/t)
Sales tagets (tpa)
Year 1
3,200
Year 2
4,250
Year 3
5,350
Year 4
6,400
Year 5
8,550
Year 6
12,000
Market proportion
Domestic: All product to be exported.
International: 6.0% at full production.