DESCRIPTION OF KAOLIN

Mineral Description

Kaolin, also known as china clay, has a great number of uses. These include: ceramics, filler, pharmaceutical, absorbent, and many others.

GRADES OF KAOLIN

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Kaolin Calcined Clay-This is a white clay which has been subjected to very high temperatures. This thermal treatment is strong enough to rearrange the crystal structure, creating a new product not seen in nature.

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Kaolin Electros USP, FDA-An exceptionally fine, bulky kaolin, passing all USP specifications and bacteria controlled to FDA Standards. This reversible colloid can be used internally, is free from mica, feldspar, iron, and alkali and is recommended for use in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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Kaolin Lion USP-A washed, white, soft Kaolin with very low levels of trace elements including low heavy metals. For use in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and other high purity, human consumption industries. Low bacteria FDA quality also available on request.

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Kaolin Lion USP, FDA- This is identical to the Lion USP except that it is irradiated to eliminate micro-organisms. Chemical and physical properties are the same as Lion USP but more stringent bacteria standards are applied: 100 TPC, no known pathogens, Zero mold, and Zero yeast.

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Kaolin Plus White-This is a white, natural, hydrated Kaolin. It provides good hiding and other valuable properties to many other industries at a reasonable cost.

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Kaolin SIM 90 USP-This high quality NF-USP grade Kaolin is milled from selected crude to maintain exceptional brightness without bleaching or any other chemical treatment. Recommended for all high quality applications in which color is important.

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Kaolin SIM 90 USP, FDA-This is identical to the Sim USP except that it is irradiated to eliminate micro-organisms. Chemical and physical properties are the same as Sim USP but more stringent bacteria standards are applied: 100 TPC, no known pathogens, Zero mold, and Zero yeast.

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Kaolin Slurry-An aluminum silicate composed of Eastern Kaolin and sold as a 70% solids slurry in rail tanks or truck tanks.

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