KaMin LLC announces global price increase for their Kaolin Performance Minerals

Increased prices effective from January 2021

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KaMin LLC and Cadam SA recently announced that it will increase prices for their performance minerals in their global markets 4-9% effective January 1, 2021, or as markets and contracts allow. These increases will vary depending on product, packaging, and delivery terms.

This price increase is necessary to offset increasing operational and mining costs, logistics costs, and the increasing costs of environmental and global product compliance requirements.

The increase also supports KaMin/CADAM’s key strategic investments to ensure it delivers on its vision to be the global leader in performance minerals.

KaMin and Cadam are enterprises with more than 90 years of experience in delivering performance mineral solutions in a broad spectrum of end-use markets, including building and construction, automotive and catalyst, agriculture, health and beauty, packaging, and specialty & graphic paper. The company mines, produces, and distributes its products from its three US plants located in Georgia – Macon, Sandersville, and Wrens – and internationally at production and converting facilities in South America (Brazil) and Europe (Belgium).

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