Imerys in Brazil
With seven plants and a mine in operation in Brazil, we consolidate as the largest producer in Brazil and one of the largest in South America in calcium carbonate. With a broad portfolio among carbonates natural (GCC) and precipitated (PCC), we serve the most varied applications and bring excellence in services to our customers in the paper, paints, plastics, polymers, food and pharma segments, among others.
In the state of Pará, we have the largest kaolin processing plant in the world, in addition to mines and a private port. After processing, we ship the kaolin internationally for use in a wide variety of markets including paper, inks, ceramics and more. We also act as a community, being a reference pole for social projects aimed at encouraging basic education, digital inclusion, income generation and sustainable entrepreneurship.
The unification of the three previous laboratories aims to increase efficiency and shorten project deadlines by speeding up the interaction between the different functions and applications of minerals in various industries.
Certification reinforces the quality of production for the food industry in Brazil.
With a desperate lack of healthcare supplies for Covid-19 patients in Brazil’s largest state, Imerys produced and delivered 3.3 tonnes of cryogenic perlite that was essential for safeguarding bottles of medicinal oxygen at the right temperature.
Projects and social actions were readapted at Casa Imerys and at the Hub Capim mines in Brazil, to maintain knowledge sharing with our neighboring communities.