Georgia's Kaolin Industry Employment, Economic Environmental Impact. What is Kaolin? Kaolin, which is also known as "china clay," is a white, aluminasilicate used in making paper, plastics, rubber, paints and many other products.
KAOLIN: PROCESSING, PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS 93 to the USBM statistical production data (Table 1 ), the total US kaolin pro duction stood at million tons in 1988 which showed a 28% increase as compared to million tons in 1984. Of this amount, 82% is produced in Georgia, 8% in South Carolina followed by % in Arkansas.