KaMin CADAM - Value From The Ground Up
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We Continue to
Drive Innovation

About Us

What happened when we merged two leading kaolin clay companies, KaMin LLC and CADAM SA? We created one of the world's largest enterprises that is solely focused on kaolin clay, particularly fine and ultrafine kaolin.

With no other product lines to distract us, a partnership with us means that you are working with the kaolin clay experts. Our premium reserves on two continents have brought industrial companies the brands that set the standard for performance and processing, and we continue to drive innovation. For over 90 years, it has been our honor to serve the leading paper, board, rubber, plastic, paint, and ink makers around the world, plus dozens of other specialty manufacturers.

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Paper

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Paint

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Plastic

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Ink

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Sealants

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Adhesives

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Rubber

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Innovative Solutions

How does innovation begin? At KaMin and CADAM, we believe that innovation begins with partnerships, one of our core values. We listen carefully to understand the unmet needs of our customers, and then we dedicate ourselves to creating solutions for them.

For decades, KaMin and CADAM have pioneered enhancements in kaolin products and processes. What have we learned along the way? We can tell you that there is not one single recipe for success! Innovation is, however, always about leveraging the right resources to design the right solution. Whether those resources include a state-of-the-art pilot coater, advanced scientific instruments, exceptional applications expertise, a rich reserve portfolio, scientists, technologists, logistics or flexible manufacturing facilities - - we have the tools to create solutions.

At KaMin and CADAM, innovation is the outcome of what we do every day - - creating value for our customers from the ground up.

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Our Mission

We understand that often what matters in business isn't just what you do, but how you do it. At KaMin and CADAM, our mission is simple. We deliver value from the ground up. From exploration, to mining and beneficiation, research & development, logistics and customer care, we strive to deliver measurable value through with every customer interaction.

Our Values

What makes a company successful and sustainable? We believe it begins with its values. Our values have changed very little in nearly eight decades, and still drive the way we manage our business today.

  • Safety - We will maintain a proven culture of safety excellence.
  • Integrity - We will place honesty and integrity above all else.
  • Customers - We will satisfy our customers' current and future needs.
  • Partnerships - We will work innovatively as a team.
  • Profitability - We will strive to be a profitable and sustainable organization.

Our Vision

By consistently delivering value from the ground up, our vision is to be the most admired kaolin company in the world. This vision is at the forefront of what we do every day for our customers, partners, employees, and the environment.

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Our Leadership Team

Meet KaMin's leadership team and see why we are a globally recognized company. With their vast knowledge and 137 years of collective experience in the kaolin and mining industry, these people have helped to guide KaMin to its success today.

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Our Company History

With over 90 years of history to steer our success, we have evolved from a small, local operation to global kaolin leader. We invite you to read more about this exciting journey.

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1926
Southern Kaolin Company becomes Twiggs-Huber, Inc, marking the beginning of our kaolin business.
1968
Introduction of superconducting magnets allows for the processing of special glossing kaolins.
1969
Export services begin with the first shipment to paper makers in Japan. The Wrens plan opens with new innovative processing technology.
1973
KaMin is the first company to produce ultrafine, high brightness kaolin. Patents are issued for flagship product, Hydragloss®90.
2008
JM Huber Clay Division is renamed to KaMin LLC after IMin Partners purchases the company.
2014
KaMin LLC launches Lithosperse NextGen® product line to ink market.
2016
KaMin invests in acquisition of ultra fine kaolin business, affirming its commitment to the paper industry.
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1971
Santa Virginia Mining is founded and later becomes CADAM S.A.
1975
A new beneficiation plant is built in Munguba to advance the processing of kaolin clay.
1993
CADAM’s Antwerp facility is established.
2012
KaMin LLC purchases majority ownership interest in CADAM S.A. from Vale. The addition of CADAM reserves makes our company a global leader in fine particle kaolin clay.
2015
CADAM® Glass AG product line is launched.
2016
Amapá Connection Project has improved the efficiency of the CADAM operation and reduced CO2 emissions and overall carbon footprint.