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Particle Processing Solutions
Take advantage of a powerful combination of particle processing capability, testing and market knowledge.
Make product suitable for market testing
Validate your product or process on industry standard equipment
Full scale processing without the need for investment in new equipment
Use Imerys processing and testing skills to complete your product development
How can Imerys Performance & Filtration Minerals help?
Imerys is uniquely positioned to offer the highest level of services, with many years of experience in processing a vast portfolio of minerals. With designated facilities capable of gramme sized pilot operations to kilotonne sized toll production, Imerys can meet its client’s demands, whatever their size. In addition to particle processing, Imerys can also offer state of the art analytical testing and quality control facilities as well as applications testing in modern, fully equipped, specialised laboratories serving the plastics, rubber, paint, adhesives and chemicals markets.
Imerys European Performance Minerals market calcium carbonate, kaolin, ball clay and mica. Our technologists have experience of processing over 70 other industrial minerals and can apply this knowledge to toll produce materials to clients specifications.
Customer requests are treated confidentially on a case by case basis. The Imerys process development team will determine how the product will be made, what staff and equipment will be required and how long it will take.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss your needs.
Who can benefit from a Toll processing service?
Any company that has a use for industrial minerals, finely pulverised powders, granulated powders, slurries or coated powders, etc, may require toll processing or particle processing assistance to produce a specific raw material for their own process or for sale to their customers.
Product specifications will be agreed between Imerys and the client to ensure that an achievable yet consistent and fit-for-use product is produced.
Imerys can offer particle processing solutions to many of our clients through the following capabilities:
Pilot scale, Scale up and Full scale toll processing
Facilities for processing include particle size selection, surface treatment, ion-exchange, precipitation, purification, recovery and calcination, with analytical and quality control facilities allowing control of materials at every stage of the process, from raw material testing, in-line analysis and final product characterisation
Features and Benefits
|Eliminate the need for expensive pilot-scale equipment for
one-off / limited trials/sample production.
Call on Imerys’ extensive processing experience to achieve goals quickly and efficiently
Ensure production meets all regulatory requirements.
|Achieve an intermediate product, between pilot-scale and full scale production, to test fitness-for-use before investing in full scale equipment.
Imerys’ processing knowledge can help improve plant efficiency and / or product suitability.
|Full scale toll processing facilities||Supply the market without the need for large investments in processing plants.
Have a specially designed product made and supplied exclusively.
Technical and Applications skills
Within the Imerys group of companies we have experience of the following applications.
Plastics and film - PVC, polyolefins, polyamide, microporous (breathable) films
Rubber - natural and agricultural, thermoplastic elastomer
Surface coatings - industrial paints, decorative paints, extrusion coatings
Sealants and adhesives
Sanitaryware - conventional and pressure casting of vitreous and fire-clay sanitaryware
Tableware - fine porcelain and bone china, vitreous china, earthenware and stoneware produced by casting, pressing and plastic making techniques
Tiles - dust pressing and extension of floor and wall tiles
Catalysts - catalyst supports
Kiln Furniture - firing supports for ceramics bodies and components
Mobile Energy - rechargeable batteries for portable devises, fuel cells, supercaps and can coating
Lubricants - hot metal forming, descaling agents, forging, powders for lubricants
Refractories and Metallurgy - bricks, monolithics, carbon raisers and metal topping
Paper filling and coating - combination of minerals with fibrous materials, machine operation and runnability
Printing - interaction of inks with substrates, ink formulation
Paper chemistry - paper filler retention, anionic trash collection
Technical ceramics - monolithic structures, refractories, abrasives
Building materials - bricks, roofing tiles, pipes, special durability cements
IMERYS Perfomance Minerals are active across Europe in the plastics, rubber, paint, adhesives and chemicals markets. We have a highly qualified team of scientists with detailed knowledge of the market requirement - we can talk your language.
To learn more about what we can do for you contact Particle.Processing@imerys.com