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Diatomaceous earth has many practical household applications, but is also used for technical purposes in the chemical, agrifoods, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.
After decades of operation the Foufouilloux Nord site has been in the hands of nature and its biodiversity since 2014.
Filtration is a commonly observed practice by winemakers across the world. For decades, minerals such as diatomite and perlite have played a vital role in the process – removing unwanted substances and leaving wine producers with clear, quality wines.
Synthetic abrasive grains such as fused aluminum oxide are at the heart of coated abrasives.
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.
Materials that were previously discarded after use became raw material in the hands of community residents close to our operations in Barcarena.