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Imerys Ceramics | Halloysite - tableware, bone china, porcelain
Halloysite

Halloysite is a industrial mineral that is part of the kaolinite group. Like kaolin, hallyosite is essentially composed of alumina-silicates, however it has a hollow tubular crystal structure, which is markedly different from the booklet or platelet crystal structure of kaolins.

Commercial deposits of halloysite is very rare so the addition of the New Zealand China Clays (NZCC) halloysite to the Imerys Ceramics portfolio in 2000 was crucial. This is now a key part of our offering for whiteware production for example bone china, porcelain and aluminous hotelware.

Key properties

Like all Imerys minerals, our halloysite products are processed to provide a high level of consistency that customers can depend on. The key properties offered by halloysite include:

  • Brilliant whiteness
  • High translucency
  • Reduction of fired sag
  • Low iron and titania

 

 

 

   
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