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      Imerys’ sponsorship of Louvre exhibition celebrates strong bond with Greece 2021.10.21

      Imerys is sponsoring a new exhibition at the Louvre celebrating the cultural ties between Greece and France – a recognition of the Group’s deep roots in both countries.

      PARIS-ATHENS: The Birth of Modern Greece, 1675–1919, which opened at the Louvre on 30 September and runs until 7 February 2022, traces the cultural, diplomatic and artistic ties between Greece and France and shows how the rediscovery of Greek antiquity changed the European view of France.

      “Sponsoring this exhibition feels like a natural partnership for Imerys,” says CEO Alessandro Dazza. “Some of our key activities are located on its islands and mainland, so Greece is a fundamental member of the Imerys family. Shared elements of culture, art, history and, indeed, minerals have built long-lasting bonds between Imerys and our local communities. We are glad that the strength of these bonds extends from our home in Paris to Milos and Athens.”

      Imerys’ has world-class mineral reserves on Milos, where the famous Venus De Milo was rediscovered before entering the Louvre collection 200 years ago. The Group’s efforts and visible commitment to preserve the biodiversity of the island are visible in our approach to sustainable mining practices, and as a company we contribute to its local economy; as well as celebrating its proud history and cultural connection with minerals. In addition to our Milos operation, Imerys also has bauxite mining and processing operations on mainland Greece, and more recently, a Shared Services Center in Athens.

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      Imerys Performance Minerals announces price increases in October 2021 2021.10.11

      Imerys Performance Minerals will be implementing price increases in October, in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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

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      Imerys Performance Americas, a part of Imerys - the world’s leading supplier of mineral-based solutions for industry, announces the launch of Harborlite™ 900s-SG, a perlite mineral filter aid that can be modified for sterol glucoside removal in cold soak biodiesel production.

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      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.