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New Product Development
Imerys’ research laboratories have an enviable track record for innovation, developing new applications to satisfy its customers’ requirements. Imerys engineers its minerals to provide customers with a competitive edge, either in technical perfomance of the finished product or in the maufacturing process.
Centre for Excellence
Imerys’ extensive research and development facilities have become a centre of excellence for mineral applications in the paint and polymer industries. It provides engineered materials, backed by a world class service.
Imerys' Research & Development resources are focused on specific industries, ensuring in-depth expertise and a single-minded concentration on customer solutions. The aim is to develop the most efficient processes to produce the most effective materials for each application, backed up by the best possible technical service and advice. Imerys works extensively with universities and external institutes in Europe and the USA to ensure it draws on knowledge and expertise at the forefront of technology.
The secret of Imerys’ high performance minerals lies in the specialised processes used to add performance. These include pulverisation, purification, refining, blending, drying, and classification. Many of these processes have been developed by Imerys, and the resulting benefits are unique to its calcium carbonate and kaolin products.