DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Kaolin Market by Process (Water-Washed, Airfloat, Calcined, Delaminated, and Surface-Modified & Unprocessed), End-Use Industry (Paper, Ceramic & Sanitarywares, Fiberglass, Paints & Coatings, Rubber, Plastics), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The global kaolin market is estimated at USD 3.1 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 4.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period.
Kaolin finds wide application in the paper, ceramics & sanitary wares, fiberglass, paints & coatings, rubber, plastics, and others. Huge and high-quality reserves of kaolin in countries such as the US, Brazil, and the UK, which cater to the global demand for good quality kaolin for industrial and commercial applications. These factors drive the growth of the kaolin market.
The paper segment is expected to hold the largest share of the kaolin market during the forecast period.
The paper segment accounted for the largest share of the kaolin market in 2019. The paper segment was the largest end-use industry in the global kaolin market in 2019 and is projected to grow in the coming years. Paper is widely being used in paper packaging and print media. The upcoming e-commerce activities, particularly in emerging countries, fueled the demand for paper packaging. Therefore, the growth of the paper industry is driven by the increasing demand for paper in packaging and print media. In the Asia Pacific region, India and China are the most lucrative markets for paper, owing to the high use of print media such as newspapers, books, and magazines and the growing e-commerce industry.
Delaminated segment is expected to witness the highest growth in the kaolin market during the forecast period.
The delaminated segment is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to high-quality, low abrasive delaminated kaolin products. The process of delamination involves using a strong force to cleave apart individual platelets from a stack, but without causing any fractures in the platelets. Due to this, delaminated kaolin is primarily used in the paper industry which is expected to drive the market.
Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of the kaolin market during the forecast period.
The Asia Pacific kaolin market has been studied for China, Japan, India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. This region is a lucrative market for kaolin, owing to demographic changes, improving economic conditions of emerging economies, and increasing industrialization. Major market players such as Ashapura Group (India), EICL Limited (India), and Minotaur Exploration Limited (Australia) have a presence in the Asia Pacific in terms of manufacturing facilities, distribution systems, and sales offices, which generates an adequate supply of kaolin in this region.
- Availability of Kaolin
- Increase in Demand for Kaolin from Various End-Use Industries
- Availability of Substitutes in the Paper Industry
- Growing Demand for Cosmetic Products
- Increase in Demand for Pharmaceutical Products
- Growth of Digital and Electronic Media may Affect the Paper Industry
- Imerys S.A.
- BASF SE
- Ashapura Group
- EICL Limited
- SCR-Sibelco N.V.
- W. R. Grace & Co.
- Kamin Llc
- 20 Microns Limited
- Minotaur Exploration Limited
- Thiele Kaolin Company
- Lasselsberger Group
- Quarzwerke Gmbh
- Sedleck Kaolin, A.S.
- I-Minerals Inc
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