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Ball Clay in Rubber Applications

Ball clay is similar to kaolin. Kaolin is a primary clay which is extracted at the location where it is naturally found. Ball clay is a secondary clay, which has been eroded by nature and transported by watercourses to a different location. The clay is then sedimented in layers. It is from these layers that Imerys extract the material, choosing the layer to select particular particle sizes and properties. Most ball clays are used in the ceramics industry.


Hexafil and Argirec B24 and Argirec B22 are particularly suited to use in the rubber industry. The particle size is finer than our finest kaolin, Supreme and as a result they offer even better reinforcement and abrasion resistance.


Common applications are shoe soling and rubber flooring.


Product Related Literature

PDF File Properties of clays in rubber [303KB]

PDF File Clays in rubber footware [296KB]


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