In APAC, Sibelco’s Kaolin products are used in rubber formulations.
Kaolin is a layered silicate clay mineral, part of the group of minerals with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4
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
|Hardness (Mohs)||1.0 – 2.0||[-]|
|Density||2.16 -2.68||[kg/ dm3]|
Production Location: McIntyre, Illinios
Application: Kaolin products are used in rubber compounds to give these more body and affect the rheology.