Imerys, Transform to perform



The 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.


Industrial sites270


2017 Revenue€4,598M

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.

The Group is organized around 2 segments, grouping 5 business areas built around our core markets.

The Performance Minerals segment brings together three geographic business areas: Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC) serving plastics, paints & coatings, filtration, ceramics, renewable energy and paper & board markets;

The High Temperature Materials & Solutions segment regroups two business areas: High Temperature Solutions, and Refractory Abrasives & Construction serving refractory, foundry, metal flow, abrasives and building chemistry markets.

Imerys is based in over 50 countries and has 250 industrial sites.

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