Kaolin Market Forecast and Trends to 2031

Kaolin Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Process (Water Washed, Airfloat, Calcined, Delaminated, and Others), Application (Paper, Ceramic & Sanitaryware, Paints & Coatings, Plastic, Rubber, and Others), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00003683
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • No. of Pages : 150
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Kaolin Market | Size, Share, and Forecast [2021-2031]

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The kaolin market size is projected to reach US$ 6.49 billion by 2031 from US$ 4.54 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.5% during 2023–2031. The growing demand from end-use industries, including paper packaging, plastic, rubber, paints and coatings, and sanitaryware, is likely to remain a key trend in the kaolin markets.

Kaolin Market Analysis

The rising demand for automobiles globally is favoring the growth of the kaolin market. The automotive industry is one of the major beneficiaries of kaolin products as the industry extensively uses rubber-made components and parts. Kaolin improves the chemical-physical properties and performance of rubber automotive components. Kaolin is widely used in automotive tires to provide stiffness and reinforce the rubber, bringing tear resistance and tensile strength properties to tires. In addition, it helps improve the air permeability and gas barrier of inner tire liners, which extends the service life of tires. Furthermore, kaolin finds wide application in car body seals due to the reduced electrical conductivity, protecting against corrosion properties. Additionally, kaolin is used to manufacture automotive components such as fluoroelastomer O-rings for fuel injector seals, gaskets, and hoses. Furthermore, kaolin finds application in manufacturing waterborne paints and coatings, which are extensively used in the automotive industry to paint and coat automobile parts and surfaces.

Kaolin Market Overview

Different types of kaolin are available. Water-washed kaolin, calcined kaolin, delaminated kaolin, and airfloat kaolin are among the prominent ones. Kaolin is widely used as a filler in medical, paints & coatings, paper, rubber, and other end-use industries. Furthermore, the rise in paper production and its usage in the commercial and education sectors contributes to the kaolin market growth.

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Kaolin Market: Strategic Insights

Kaolin Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    3.5%
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 4.54 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 6.49 Billion

Market Dynamics

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Key Players

  • American Elements
  • Esan
  • Burgess Pigment Company
  • Imerys S.A.
  • Sibelco
  • Thiele Kaolin Company
  • I-Minerals Inc.
  • Kamin LLC
  • LB MINERALS, Ltd.
  • VENETA MINERARIA S.p.a

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Process
  • Water Washed
  • Airfloat
  • Calcined
  • Delaminated
  • Others
Application
  • Paper
  • Ceramic & Sanitaryware
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Others
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Kaolin Market Drivers and Opportunities

Surging Demand for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Globally Bolsters Kaolin Market Growth

Beauty and skincare products are witnessing an increased application of kaolin. Kaolin is widely used in beauty products such as face powders, face masks, creams, and lotions for oily skin, bath powders, foundation, powdered blush, deodorants, and soaps. These products use kaolin to absorb excess oil from the skin's surface, lifting dirt and other impurities from the skin pores. Also, kaolin has oil-control properties, allowing the makeup to stay longer, withstanding perspiration in wet or humid conditions. Furthermore, the rising demand for cosmetics products globally is increasing the requirement for kaolin. Thus, the growing demand for cosmetics and personal care products is driving the kaolin market growth.

Growing Urbanization in Developing Economies

Rapid urbanization in developing countries such as China, India, Brazil, and Vietnam is expected to bolster the kaolin market growth. These countries are witnessing a rise in the construction of residential and commercial buildings, which is expected to increase the demand for kaolin in developing economies. Further, kaolin is extensively used in the ceramic industry for its molding properties. It is also used in the manufacture of sanitary wares, tiles, and tableware and has been significantly utilized as a direct substitute against the traditional method of cement. In addition, kaolin clay is used as a functional extender in paints. This is because kaolin clay is chemically inert, has a high covering power, gives desirable flow properties, and reduces the amount of expensive pigments required. These factors are expected to drive the kaolin market growth.

Kaolin Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the Kaolin Market analysis are process and application.

  • Based on the process, the market is segmented into water-washed, airfloat, calcined, delaminated, and others. The water-washed segment held the largest market share in 2023.
  • In terms of application, the market is segmented into, paper, ceramic & sanitaryware, paints & coatings, plastic, rubber, and others. The paper segment held the largest share of the market in 2023.

Kaolin Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the kaolin market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America.

Many of the Asia Pacific countries, such as China and India, are among the world's fastest-growing populations. With a growing population, the automotive, packaging, and construction industries are in high demand in Asia Pacific. The package printing industry is expanding in Asia Pacific due to its wide range of applications. The existence of established sectors such as food & beverages, consumer electronics, and many others in nations such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea has increased the demand for packaging solutions in the region. The market for paper packaging across the Asia Pacific has witnessed notable growth, owing to the rapidly expanding packaging industry, growing food retail sector, and rising consumer awareness about sustainable packaging solutions across the region. The food service sector in Asia Pacific is rapidly expanding, owing to rapid economic growth, growth of the tourism sector, improved lifestyles of consumers, and a rise in disposable income levels.

Kaolin Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 4.54 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 6.49 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 3.5%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2023-2031
Segments Covered By Process
  • Water Washed
  • Airfloat
  • Calcined
  • Delaminated
  • Others
By Application
  • Paper
  • Ceramic & Sanitaryware
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • American Elements
  • Esan
  • Burgess Pigment Company
  • Imerys S.A.
  • Sibelco
  • Thiele Kaolin Company
  • I-Minerals Inc.
  • Kamin LLC
  • LB MINERALS, Ltd.
  • VENETA MINERARIA S.p.a
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    Kaolin Market News and Recent Developments

    The kaolin market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post post-primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for kaoline:

    • BASF closed the divestiture of its kaolin minerals business to KaMin, a global performance minerals company headquartered in Macon, Georgia, United States, following the fulfillment of clearance conditions. (Source: BASF SE, Press Release, 2022)

    Kaolin Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The "Kaolin Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)" report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Key future trends
    • Detailed Porter's Five Forces and SWOT analysis
    • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Process and Application

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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