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Innovation: the introduction of something new

For more than 50 years, Thiele Kaolin Company, headquartered in Sandersville, Ga., has been one of the world's leading sources for high performance, tailored kaolin clay products. Thiele understands the need to look beyond the current scope of typical mineral-based applications to deliver innovations in mineral technology, processing capability and application assistance for today’s evolving marketplace.

Ideation: the process of forming new ideas

Innovation Ideation Initiative, or I3, is a program created by Thiele that fosters process, product, market and management innovation. I3 is a forum that brings together Thiele’s expertise in kaolin and mineral solutions with collaborators from around the world to find solutions to the challenges facing a wide range of industries.

Initiative: introductory act or step

Innovation doesn’t happen overnight; it’s a process that – like kaolin itself – can take years to fully develop. With that in mind, we are working now to develop the solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The first step in the innovation process is identifying the opportunity, and that’s where you come in. We want to know the challenges that you are facing right now.

At the same time, Thiele has many opportunities for process and product improvement, as well as operational enhancements. Assist us by becoming a Thiele collaborator and see what challenges lie ahead.

To learn more about how you can become involved, contact I3.


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