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Minerals for Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives & Foundry

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The Group

Minerals for Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives & Foundry

From high performance graphite powders for mobile energy and specialties for the petroleum industry to ceramic pastes for crockery and sanitary fittings, the Minerals for Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives & Foundry business group offers a wide range of minerals.

The business group comprises 5 activities: Minerals for Ceramics, Minerals for Refractories, Minerals for Petroleum Industry, Fused Minerals, Graphite & Carbon.


Diversity of resources and expertise

The Minerals for Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives & Foundry business group has a wide range of extensive, high-quality mineral reserves.

With expertise in all the techniques needed for transformation, it also offers a diverse range of products that meet the specific requirements of the industries it serves: chemical composition, mechanical properties, thermal and chemical resistances. Relevant collaboration and resource-sharing take place across these activities on a case-by-case basis.


Front-rank market positions

  • World #1 in raw materials & ceramic bodies
  • World #1 in kaolin for fiberglass
  • World #1 in alumino-silicate minerals for refractories
  • World #1 in fused silica
  • World #1 in fused minerals for abrasives
  • World #1 in fused zirconia
  • World #1 in graphite for alkaline batteries
  • World #1 in conductive additives for Li-Ion batteries
  • World #1 in lubricants for seamless tube protection
  • World #1 for large natural graphite flakes


2012 Sales1,206 M

2012 Employees5,500

Industrial sites98

Countries26



Imerys is present in 50 countries with more than 250 industrial sites.

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