Imerys Group

The world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods and building products.

The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, scientific expertise and technological know-how to offer solutions beneficiating its mineral resources, produce synthetic minerals and develop formulations. Imerys thus contributes essential properties to customers’ products and performance, such as refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency.

Imerys meets ambitious criteria for responsible development, regarding social, environmental or corporate governance.

Employees 17,500

Industrial sites 270

Countries 50

2016 Revenue €4,165M

Imerys’ solutions contribute to the performance of a large number of applications and address four types of use:

  • functional additives: they are added to the mineral formulation of customers’ products but constitute a minor part of the finished product properties;
  • mineral components: they are an essential constituent in the formulation of the customer’s product;
  • process enablers: they are used in customers’ manufacturing processes but are not present in the end product;
  • finished products: they are used as such, with no subsequent processing by the customer.

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Product Spotlight

Celite Diatomite

Celite diatomaceous earth grades are made from the fossilised remains of single-celled plants called diatoms. These microscopic algae have the unique capability of extracting silica from water to produce their skeletal structure. When diatoms die, their skeletons settle to form a diatomite deposit.

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