Press Release

Imerys completes the sale of certain US kaolin assets

On March 1, Imerys completed the sale to Thiele Kaolin Company, one of the world's leading producers of processed kaolin clay, of certain North American assets and mining resources supplying hydrous kaolin to the paper & packaging markets. These assets, which are part of Imerys’ Performance Minerals Americas business segment, posted revenue of approximately $74 million in 2021.


The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with €4.4 billion in revenue and 17,000 employees in 2021. Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.


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