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KaMin to increase price on kaolin clay products


October 4, 2018
By P&PC Staff

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October 4, 2018 – KaMin, the manufacturer of hydrous and calcined kaolin, has announced it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper and packaging markets effective January 1, 2019, or as contracts allow.

Kaolin is a soft white clay used in several manufacturing processes, including the creation of paper products.

The price increases will range from five to eight per cent. The company says that its energy surcharge policy will remain unchanged, with the threshold of $5/MMBTU and incremental surcharges by product type staying the same. This policy applies to all slurry, spray-dried hydrous and calcined kaolin grades sold to the paper industry globally.

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“This price increase is necessary to ensure our long term sustainability,” says Harlan Archer, president. “KaMin has experienced inflation in all aspects of our business and dramatic inflation in chemical and freight costs. KaMin continues to invest in its long term sustainability and regulatory compliance.”

KaMin mines and produces its kaolin exclusively in the US and sells its products to all regions of the world. KaMin operates three kaolin plants in Georgia – Macon, Sandersville and Wrens.