• WordNet 3.6
    • n kaoline a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kaoline (Min) A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar.☞ The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discoloration.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chin. kao-ling,


In literature:

Only a hard paste, or kaolin ware, is acknowledged by experts to be genuine porcelain.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
His face and hands were covered with white kaolin.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
Around the spring a curious conical mound of white finely powdered matter resembling kaolin had formed.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
That's Nacena's brother, Kaolin.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
Kaolin clay, analysis of, 104.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
About the middle of autumn she won her action with reference to the kaolin shares.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
It is usually associated with kaolin and frequently with quartz, and is believed to have been formed by surface alterations.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Phillips, Mr. W., on kaolin of China, 11.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Beryl suffers alteration by weathering, and may thus pass into kaolin and mica.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
He had been appointed one of the Board of Superintendence in a kaolin company.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert

In news:

KaMin exports about 60% of its production of kaolin clay to customers in more than 50 countries.
Imerys has signed a final agreement regarding its acquisition of The Feldspar Corp. A subsidiary of Zemex Corp. That includes its feldspar and kaolin activities.
Kaolin Global Demand to Accelerate.
BASF said that it will increase kaolin prices globally for paper applications, effective immediately or as contracts allow.
BASF Announces Kaolin Price Hikes.
Effective immediately, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase kaolin prices globally for industrial applications.
Thiele Kaolin Company is pleased to announce that Chris Fagouri has joined the company as Market Development Manager.
Thiele Kaolin Company said that the company has worked three years without incurring a lost time accident.
Region's kaolin history is nearly forgotten.
One of the more interesting stories concerning this region is that of the kaolin mining industry.
According to "World Kaolin ," a new study from The Freedonia Group, global demand for kaolin is forecast to grow 1.7% per year to 24.8 million metric tons (Mt) in 2013, exceeding the growth achieved between 2003 and 2008.
Recently announced the elimination of a temporary energy surcharge across its lineup of calcined and water-washed kaolin clay products used in industrial (non-paper) applications, effective May 15, 2006.
Researchers are evaluating the kaolin-based product for insect control and protection from sunburn.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the right were treated with the kaolin clay product Surround .
Thiele Kaolin Company annouinced that Sue Tang has joined the company as Technical Service Engineer for North America.