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Exceeding industrial needs with sustainable solutions

Challenges & Solutions


Faced with ever-evolving customer needs in a fast-paced market, our Industry teams provide the expertise that our clients count on. We provide minerals for a range of specialist applications across the machinery, automotive, flooring, foundry coatings and plastics recycling sectors.

Imerys is the world’s largest producer of the minerals used in abrasives, with alumina-, bauxite- and zirconia-based solutions core to our business. We understand the importance of achieving more efficient industrial equipment, and better wearing surfaces. Our specialist fused minerals Science & Technology center in Villach, Austria is a world leader in tailored technical solutions. It showcases the unique fusion technology that is key to boosting abrasive efficiency, durability, heat dissipation and wear resistance.

With sustainability in mind, we provide solutions for industry to reduce negative environmental impacts. Our absorbents – based on perlite, moler, zeolite and other minerals – are used in the clean up of oil or chemical spills and in industrial insulation. Our ImerLink™ mineral compatibilizing agent boosts plastics recycling rates allowing for a reduction in the use of virgin plastics.

Whether it’s fine-tuning the lining of an industrial kiln, extending the lifespan of a laminate floor, or improving the efficiency of a motor engine, we help our customers better serve their own customers while exceeding the increasingly stringent local industry regulatory requirements.

  • Producing finer and finer raw materials to improve performance and efficiency
  • Helping customers deliver lighter, safer and more resistant end products
  • Working closely with customers to help them reduce their environmental footprint

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Imerys is the world’s largest producer of minerals used in abrasives

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ImerLink™ – boosting plastic recycling rates

ImerLink™ is a specialty mineral additive unique to Imerys that helps plastics recyclers and compounders boost performance.  Using ImerLink™ enables manufacturers to move from expensive, highly sorted recycled polymers to a more cost effective solution that utilizes the mixed waste fraction. ImerLink™ extends the number of useful sources of recycled plastics and allows a higher recycling rate.

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