KaMin to increase price on kaolin clay products

P&PC Staff
October 04, 2018
By P&PC Staff
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.

“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.

Add comment

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that Pulp and Paper Canada has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published and those that are published will not be edited. However, all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Security code

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.