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Smart solutions for better buildings


construction of a building

Urbanization is growing exponentially and strongly impacting the construction industry. Construction companies must build leaner, smarter and faster in a context of continually stricter safety and energy efficiency standards. This trend demands easy-to-apply, quick-dry products that are robust, cost-effective and high-performing.

Imerys is uniquely positioned to help the sector meet these challenges with our broad portfolio of mineral solutions used in everything from solar panels, dry mortars and plasters, adhesives and sealants, to ceramic sanitaryware, flooring, paint, tiles, pipes and window frames.

Imerys solutions facilitate fast performance and lean delivery. For example,  talc, kaolin and calcium carbonate provide opacity in paints so they can be applied in a single coat. Calcium aluminate speeds up strength development and drying in dry-mix mortars. Calcium carbonate and kaolin improve the mechanical properties of sealants at lower weights.

We are also boosting sustainable building through solutions that include fillers for insulation; cool roof technology based on highly reflective white granules; and calcium carbonate alternatives to Portland cement that reduce carbon emissions.

Putting our expertise to work for our customers requires developing solutions that power performance, ensuring ease-of-use, robustness, high aesthetic performance and lean mix design: products that do more for less.

We have decades of experience in construction markets, meaning that, beyond innovative products, our customers benefit from our unique technical support and bespoke formulation services.

  • Building smarter
  • Building leaner
  • Building greener

Learn more on calcium aluminate solutions for cements and mortars

Learn more on talc and other minerals for paints and coatings

We’ve been using TERNAL® White in our FMX® range of external renders and cement paints for more than 15 years. Aesthetics are key for us, and TERNAL®-based coatings offer extreme durability, withstanding temperature variations from -15°C to 35°C, in sea air or pollution, with no efflorescence whatsoever.
Mitsuaki Sugiyama
President, Fukko, Japan

Key Figures

global GDP spending related to construction
of the world population will be living in cities by 2050
CO2 reduction for every ton of cement replaced by ImerFill®

Business Success

TERNAL® White: aesthetics plus performance

A flawless finish is important to architects, landlords and occupants alike. The calcium aluminate specialty binder TERNAL® White is free from alkalis and lime hydration products, which prevents efflorescence and enhances color durability. TERNAL® White offers unequalled aesthetic performance in decorative materials from colored grouts to adhesives for natural stone and fine mortars for smoothing walls. A liquid version – Exalt® – offers the same remarkable benefits for architectural coatings such as paints and plasters.

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