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Filtration & Performance Additives

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Filtration & Performance Additives

The products of the Filtration & Performance Additives business group improve the quality of paint, toothpaste, water, beer and even paper! Discover the range of products available from this business group, which offers its customers tailored solutions.

The Filtration & Performance Additives business group is made up of the Kaolins and Performance Minerals & Filtration Group's activities.


A wide range of effective products

Based on the transformation of a wide range of extensive, high quality mineral reserves (kaolins, feldspar, mica, ball clays, diatomite, perlite and vermiculite), as well as expertise in all the techniques needed for processing, this business group offers a great variety of products. The development of strong relationships with customers is essential for value-added niches.

The business group thus delivers the major international papermakers with kaolins: More than 330 paper mills are served: 43% in Europe, 24% in North America, and 33% in the rest of the world, mainly Asia-Pacific, the region driving growth in the paper industry.

The Filtration & Performance Additives business group provides customers with tailor-made solutions in highly technical fields where chemical composition, morphology, mechanical properties, thermal and chemical resistance, but also food and pharmaceutical grade processing are key requirements.


Front-rank market positions

  • World #1 in talc for plastics, paints, paper, ceramics, health & beauty
  • World #1 in mica
  • World #1 in mica for engineered plastics and high performance coatings
  • World #1 in diatomite-based products
  • World #1 in diatomite-based products and perlite-based products for filtration
  • World #1 in kaolin for paper

Sales 20131 132 M

Employees 20134,243

Industrial sites64

Countries17



Imerys is based in almost 50 countries and has 245 industrial sites.

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