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Price increase as of January 2019

Due to significant rises in freight, energy, packaging, mining, and labor and maintenance costs in 2018—a trend which is expected to continue in 2019— Imerys Performance Additives Division will apply a substantial price increase, effective January 2019.

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Austrian operation wins Imerys Climate Change Strategy Award

Our team in Weisskirchen, Austria, has won the 2018 Imerys SD Challenge under the category 'Climate Change Strategy'. The winning scheme involves feeding waste heat from the talc processing plant into the local heating network and has been providing "clean" heating to some 150 households,  local schools and other public buildings since 1980. 

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Who Are We?

Imerys Performance Additives is a division of Imerys, the world leader in mineral specialties for industry. We harness our portfolio of minerals to produce value-added products that bring a host of benefits to your products and processes.

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A Market Driven Business

We have hundreds of years of combined mineral expertise and many of our experts come from the markets we serve. We pool this knowledge and support it with world-class science and technology and best practices. Then we lay it at your door…

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Socially and Environmentally Responsible

We take Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously. It underpins our everyday business decisions. Be it employee health and safety, land restoration, environmental protection or corporate governance, we go beyond legal requirements. Indeed, we are considered a benchmark in the industry for operating our business in an ethical and responsible way.

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Your Engine for Growth

Working closely with you, we develop innovative, value-added solutions and services based on our natural or synthetic minerals and advanced materials that improve your products and manufacturing processes—and save you money too.

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Providing Sustainable Solutions

Many of our products aren’t just good for your business; they’re good for the planet too. Take our perlite solution for replacing plastic beads in cosmetic scrubs. Or our reinforcement minerals for lighter cars with lower fuel consumption. How can we advance your environmental footprint?

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  • Agriculture
  • Personal Care
  • Ceramics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Plastics
  • Food
  • Recycled Plastics
  • Paper
  • Rubber
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Our minerals

ImerPlast™ for recycled plastics with superior properties

ImerPlast™ is a family of engineered, mixed polyolefin compounds, compatibalized using our ImerLink™ mineral-based compatibilizing agent, which can be engineered to provide similar properties to virgin polymers.


HAR® 3G talcs for lightweight automotive plastics

HAR® 3G new generation high aspect ratio talc is an excellent natural solution for superior flexural modulus, excellent dimensional stability and good stiffness/impact balance in PP and TPOs.


Steaplus® Prime for eco-friendly, recyclable barrier coatings

Steaplus® Prime is a natural mineral base for recyclable barrier-coatings for the packaging industry. It is an excellent alternative to wax, fluorochemical and petrochemical based polymer coatings.


Mistrocell® for robust and lightweight plastic foams

Mistrocell® talc is an ideal nucleating agent for foam composites used to produce lightweight materials with improved stiffness for the automotive and packaging industries.


Nyad® for improved performance in low VOC coatings

Nyad® wollastonite is an excellent solution for providing improved mechanical properties and corrosion resistance in low VOC coatings.


Our ambition is to be the supplier of choice for performance materials and functional additive solutions. We will achieve this by building on what already makes our organization a success: integrity in safety and sustainability, best-in-class market assets, agility and proactivity.

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Imerys Performance Additives announces a substantial price increase in January

Imerys Performance Additives will apply a substantial price increase, effective January 2019, or as contracts allow…


Imerys Talc Austria wins Imerys Climate Change Strategy Award

We are delighted to annonce that the Imerys Talc Austria team has won this year's Imerys SD Challenge in the Category…


ArabPlast Dubai 2019

Dubai. 5-8 January 2019. Stand 8A102 Hall 8



Paris. 15-16 January 2019. Stand 14-16


US Plastics Recycling Show

Gaylord National Center. Washington DC. 11-13 March 2019.


European Coatings Show

Nuremberg. 19-21 March 2019.


In Cosmetics Global

Paris. 2 - 4 April. Stand T120



Düsseldorf , Germany - 16-23 octobre 2019

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