Clays, chamottes and ceramics are used in various applications and must therefore comply with different levels of quality standards. In recent years, quality standards have gained in significance for the processing industry—and therefore for manufacturers of chamottes and ceramics as well.
Demand for clay roofing tile is expected to rise 7.8% per year to 700,000 squares in 2020.
February 1, 2017
U.S. demand for residential roofing products is forecast to increase 4% per year to 147 million squares in 2020, valued at $10.4 billion, according to The Freedonia Group. Growth will be boosted by an increase in housing starts, which will benefit from homeowner interest in choosing products—such as laminated asphalt shingles, roofing tile and metal products—that offer enhanced aesthetics and long-term protection against leaks and impact damage.
I-Minerals Inc. is in the process of developing a suite of high-value mineral products from a deposit called the Bovill Kaolin Project. The deposit is located in Bovill, Idaho, a small town that sits at the junction of Idaho State Highways 3 and 8 in the northern part of the state, 2,000 miles west and north of the Tennessee clay fields and 5,000 miles west of the Spanish K-spar mines.