Red Kaolin

Terracotta Clay

Ceramic Application

Red Kaolin Clay, known commonly as kaolinite, is used in a wide variety of applications and is the number one choice of potters. The orange-red colour of Red Kaolin Clay is mostly due to the oxidation of iron, which gives it a rustic hue. Kaolinite clay is also available in other colours, like white and light pink.

  • Low shrink-swell capacity
  • Iron-rich content
  • High plasticity
  • Diversified particle size


Often used in ceramics for its toughness, hardness, elasticity, superconductivity, and low ductility. This is due to the silica in ceramics, which aids the product’s hardened features.

General Information

  • Lends its benefits to both teeth and gums when used in the manufacturing of toothpaste
  • Can be used as filler or to add a glossy coating to paper products.
  • Adds a glossy finish to paints when used for pigmentation
  • Protects crops from sun and insect damage
  • In Nepal, red and white kaolin clays are used to whitewash stone masonry
  • Often used to harden rubber (vulcanization)

Data Sheets


Choose the packaging and shipping arrangement that best suits your needs, from small packaging to bulk bags or custom sizes made just for you. We can accommodate virtually any size, from one metric ton to thousands.


We maintain competitive pricing in an effort to win and retain your business for as long as you need us. Our goal is to meet the needs of every customer, including those with special requests and demanding production schedules.

A 15-day general turnaround for manufacturing allows us to get your compounds to you as quickly as possible, so you can keep up with the demands of your business. Contact us to get in touch with a distributor in your area if you don’t have time to wait for materials.

We currently ship to 44 countries across the world and we’re happy to ship to yours, too. The dependable and professional logistics channels we have in place make it easy to offer great pricing and service regardless of your location.

African Pegmatite

With 48 years as professionals in mining and manufacturing, we have the insight, network, and experience to offer you the very best in quality, service, and efficiency. We’ve been accredited by the ISO 9001 since 2002 and have most recently met the 2015 standard.

We aim to provide the very best materials available to our customers, and become your one-stop shop for colourants, minerals, compounds, and more. Take a look at our general clay and ceramic page to see all the other clay and ceramic products we have available.

If you’d like to become a distributor of African Pegmatite products, get in touch with us and we’ll customise an arrangement with you.