Light Kaolin BP

Kaolin is Kaolinite is a clay mineral, part of the group of industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5 (OH)4. It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral  sheet of silica (SiO4) linked through oxygen atoms to one octahedral sheet of alumina  (AlO6) octahedral. Rocks that are rich in kaolinite are known as kaolin or china clay.


Kaolin is widely used cosmetics. Also used as a toothpaste ingredient.


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a light, white powder free from gritty particles; odorless or almost odorless; unctuous

Test A

Test B

Test C


a.       Specified test

b.       Yield reactions of silicates

c.        Specified test

Solubility Practically insoluble in water and in mineral acids.
Coarse particles Specified test. The residue, after drying at 105°, weighs not more than 25 mg.
Fine particles Specified test
Arsenic Not more than 2 ppm
Chloride Not more than 330 ppm
Loss on drying Loses not more than 1.5% of its weight
Loss on ignition Loses not more than 15.0% of its weight
Soluble matter Specified test. Weighs not more than 10 mg


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


GLP, cGMP (FDA) Approved, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, FSSAI, Halal and Kosher certified.
We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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