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    • Press release

      Imerys Performance Minerals Europe, Middle East & Africa announces price increases effective October 1st, 2021 2021.09.20

      Imerys Performance Minerals Europe, Middle East & Africa will will be implementing price increases ranging from 10% to 15%, starting from October 1st, 2021.

    • Press release

      ShrinkSan - The New Sustainable Kiln Furniture for Sanitaryware Developed by Imerys 2021.08.06

      In a traditional firing process, sanitaryware pieces are placed on kiln furniture to proceed to firing. The extreme heat causes the ceramic piece to shrink, which creates friction with the kiln furniture, sometimes resulting in defects such as glaze chipping or foot deformation on the fired piece.

      To reduce the occurrence of these defects, single use tiles are placed between the piece and the kiln furniture. While this solution has proven its efficiency, its environmental impact is questioned, as single used tiles are increasing the manufacturer’s waste.

      Imerys has decided to address this issue and has developed ShrinkSan, a patented kiln furniture system able to cope with the piece contraction during firing while being reusable and therefore sustainable.

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      Thiele Kaolin Company Enters into Agreement with Imerys Performance Minerals to Acquire Certain Kaolin Clay Assets in North America 2021.07.27

      Thiele Kaolin Company and Imerys Performance Minerals jointly announce that they have entered into an agreement of sale, through which
      Thiele will acquire certain Imerys kaolin assets that primarily support the paper and board industry.

    • News

      Imerys Performance Minerals extends lab facilities in Toulouse 2021.06.08

      Imerys Performance Minerals has extended its Science & Technology lab facilities in Toulouse, southwest France.
      Geared towards our customers' operational requirements, the idea behind the investment is to speed up the launch of new products to meet the emerging needs of our key markets.
      The 2,500m² premises plays host to some 50 experts and features state-of-the-art equipment for the polymers, rubber, paint, ceramics, building materials, filtration, health and food & feed markets.

    • News

      New ground calcium carbonate-based product supports raffia bag producers 2021.06.08

      Performance Minerals APAC develops new generation GCC product to break into India’s largest plastic market.

    • Press release

      Imerys opens new extended European Technology Center for Performance Minerals in Toulouse, France 2021.05.21

      Geared towards our clients' operational requirements, the idea behind this investment is to speed up the launch of new products to meet the emerging needs of our key markets.

    • Press release

      Imerys Performance Minerals announces price increases effective May 1st, 2021 2021.04.27

      Imerys Performance Minerals will be implementing surcharges and increases ranging from 3-10%, effective beginning May 1st, 2021.

    • Press release

      IMERYS PERFORMANCE MINERALS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY SHIPPING SURCHARGE IN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL CONTAINER SHORTAGES 2021.02.22

      Imerys Performance Minerals announces today a temporary surcharge on container and bulk vessel shipments, effective with some shipments in February. 

    • News

      2021 Plastic Webinar Series 2021.09.01

      Imerys proudly presents an eleven part webinar series with varying subjects focusing on our advancements in the plastics industry and the benefits Imerys minerals can bring.

    • Press release

      Imerys Announces Price Adjustment for Plastics, Paints, Adhesives & Rubber markets 2020.11.09

      Imerys Performance Minerals Europe, Middle East, and Africa announces price adjustment related to plastics, paints & coatings, Adhesives, Caulks and Sealants and rubber markets