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Mineral: Kaolin 


Kaolin is a layered silicate clay mineral, part of the group of minerals with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4

Kaolin is only used in APAC for this application.


Kaolin can be characterised by:

  • Relatively low Mohs hardness of 2
  • Low electrical conductivity
  • Easy to wet
  • High inertness in various media
  • Its layered structure


Basic properties

Property Value Unit
Hardness (Mohs) 1.0 – 2.0 [-]
Refractive index 1.56 [-]
Density 2.16 -2.68 [kg/ dm3]



Product Grade D50


Snobrite BR-4 3.5
BR-5 3.5
BKM-2 3.0


Production Location: Tapah, Malaysia

Application: Snobrite products often used in formulations (sealants, adhesives, carpet-backing) to give these more “body”.

Functionality: Performance

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