Ball Clay is a kaolinitic sedimentary clay of natural origin. Ball Clay is also referred to as a secondary clay, meaning that it has been transported by natural watercourses away from area or geology in which it was generated. The colour of ball clay can be from off white to black, depending on the other minerals and materials that have been sedimented with the kaolin.
IMERYS have an extensive range of ball clay products for the ceramic and Performance Minerals industries. Ball clays used in Performance Minerals applications consist primarily of kaolin and quartz with variable proportions of other minerals, and are used for the benefits that their particle size distribution offers.