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Industrial Mineral Processing Plant, China Clay Processing Plant

May 22, 2023 nflg 0 Comments

We are one of the leading manufacturer and exporter of Mineral Ore Beneficiation Plant & Machines, fabricated from superior quality of raw materials.

These plants & machines, specially designed for highest pressure performance, and are used in an assortment of applications. Some of the features of these plants and machines are precision functionality, optimum performance oriented and application specific design. Known for its durability and long service life, these are made in our state of the art production unit with all international specifications.

China Clay Processing Plant

We offer our clients with quality Kaolin which is also known as China Clay. They are also available as hydrated aluminum silicate and is used for various purposes.

Development of the China Clay Industry

The early history of the industry is, as would be expected, very much concerned with the discovery and production of china clays for use in ceramics. The story, though, starts thousands of years ago and thousands of miles away.

China, the pure white porcelain used by the Chinese, was discovered many thousands of years ago and has always been a much-prized material. Despite many attempts to find sources elsewhere, it remained elusive until a few deposits were found in some parts of Europe and in America early in the eighteenth century. The search to find deposits in England was increased.

When china clay, or kaolin, was discovered in England, it was realised that it was of a much finer quality than found elsewhere in Europe. A Quaker apothecary-cum-potter, Metso Cookworthy made the discovery in Cornwall in 1746. He experimented with various samples and in 1768 he took out a patent to use the material, soon producing items at his Plymouth Porcelain Factory. Until that time English pottery had consisted of coarse earthenware and stoneware ceramics and had suffered considerable competition from elsewhere.

As more potteries made use of porcelain, so the demand grew and by the early nineteenth century the kaolin industry had become highly successful, with many of the Potters owning rights to mine the material for themselves. In addition, by the middle of the nineteenth century, china clay was increasingly being used as a raw material by the developing paper industry.

Early in the twentieth century, the industry was made up of some seventy or so individual producers, each competing on price with little regard for marketing or standards. There was almost no capital investment or product development and over-production was great, wages were low and working conditions were poor.

Despite this, by 1910, production was approaching a million tons a year and paper had completely overtaken ceramics as the prime user of china clay. Over 75% of output was exported, with North America and Europe being major markets. The china clay industry in Cornwall and Devon held a virtual monopoly on the supply of that mineral to the world market. Just after the First World War, the three leading producers joined forces – forming English China Clays Limited in 1919, placing almost 50% of the industry’s capacity under one banner.

Kaolin Processing Plant

We offer a state of art kaolin processing plant, which ensures the consistent product of quality suitable for coating, extender as well as filler grade application. Our unique design of plant offers optimized manpower requiement with optimized processing cost, which helps the processing plant owners to supply the product at the best price with optimized profit.

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