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MARKET DEVELOPMENT

Expert advice on where to achieve consistent and profitable sales.

Detailed knowledge of the technical requirements for kaolin within a range of industries.

Good contacts with numerous manufacturing companies and research facilities where product application trials can be arranged.

Detailed market reports are available covering global suppliers, tonnage and prices. Comparison can be made against leading brands and help provided in compiling technical data sheets.

CERAMICS

Body preparation and trial plate manufacture for porcelain, bone china and hotelware.

Glaze preparation and application to tableware and tiles.

Body preparation for conventional and pressure cast sanitaryware recipes.

PAINT

Preparation of trial batches of emulsion or oil based paint. Evaluation for key properties such as viscosity, opacity and scrub resistance.

POLYMERS

Controlled addition to PP, PE, PVC, nylon and other polymers to provide reinforcement, reduced warpage and fire resistance.

Comparison at different addition levels and against current best selling additives.

Analysis of extruded plastics for tensile, flexural and impact strength plus fire retardant properties.



PAPER & BOARD

Preparation of handsheets with controlled filler addition and evaluation for brightness, opacity, strength, porosity, ink absorption and other key parameters.

Preparation of clay: carbonate blends for paper coating with detailed rheological assessment.

GLASSFIBRE

Trial glass batch manufacture to typical continuous filament glassfibre recipe. Assessment of rate of melting, inclusions, seed and cord/clarity.

ANIMAL FEED

Analysis for heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins and furans to prove compatibility to EU and other standards.

Analysis for adsorption of mycotoxins.

CALCINATION

Calcination to metakaolin, chamotte or mullite using direct fired rotary kiln. Full evaluation of relevant properties of the calcined product.

OTHER INDUSTRIES

We also have experience in the following and can offer advice regarding market potential:

Plasterboard
Ceiling Tiles
Adhesives
Cosmetics
Pharmaceuticals
Enzymes
Dyes
Rubber
Crop Protection

Finally, experience within the following industries for sales of sands and aggregates:

Construction (ready mix, mortar, sub base etc) 
Sports Sands 
Horticultural Sands 
Bird Grits 
Ceramics 
Glass Fibre 
Paints and Coatings 
Water Filtration 
Abrasives

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