Imerys in Brazil

Imerys has been operating in Brazil since 1996. Present in three states (Pará, São Paulo and Espírito Santo) with more than 2,000 employees, we extract or transform the minerals calcium carbonate, kaolin and perlite.

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.
Imerys Brasil - Pará

Key figures

Pará, São Paulo & Espírito Santo

19
Units
in 3 regions
2,000+
Employees
on Brazilian operation sites
10+
Markets
reached by our Brazilian operations

Our Brazilian operations

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Aerial image of one of the kaolin extraction mines in Ipixuna do Pará
Aerial image of one of the kaolin extraction mines in Ipixuna do Pará
Imerys facilities in Barcarena
Imerys facilities in Barcarena
Calcium Carbonate Mine at Cachoeiro_ES unit
Calcium carbonate mine at Cachoeiro

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