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Watch EZ Print 3D™ in action through our demo movie!

Imerys Ceramics launches EZ Print 3D™, a range of ready to use ceramic feedstocks for 3D printing by Paste Deposition Modeling. Available in “plug & play” cartridge and bucket.

We have developed a brand new range of ready-to-use ceramic feedstocks for additive manufacturing, alternatively named 3D printing.

This tailored plastic ceramic feedstocks for Paste Deposition Modeling (PDM) technology is applicable for potterycraft, hobbycraft, tableware rapid prototyping and is ideal for designers, design departments and Fablabs. EZ Print3D™ is workable on a large range of 3D printers.

YOUR «PLUG & PLAY» SOLUTION

EZ Print 3D™ is a turnkey solution that allows you to gain time and workstation cleanliness through direct plugging of our solutions into your printers.

 

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  • Highly stable 3D printing process
    Imerys Ceramics industrial process control ensures stable & repeatable performance.
  • Ready-to-use & ready-to-print
    EZ Print 3DTM is supplied at the right rheology for your printers.
  • Air bubbles-free paste
    Our unique process brings you serenity by mitigating air bubbles.
  • Optimized setting time & drying
    EZ Print 3DTM gives you maximum freedom of design: tall ceramic pieces, thin to thick ceramic walls.
  • High green strength
    Our exclusive formulation and good strand adhesion will feed your imagination!
  • Fired porcelain whiteness
    A unique water absorption below 0.5% for 3D printing market.
  • Low pyroplasticity
    Specially formulated to have low firing deformation and hence maintain the shape of your article.
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Your challenge, our expertise


World leader in mineral solutions & kiln furniture for ceramic manufacturers

Part of the Imerys group, Imerys Ceramics designs, produces and markets high-performance mineral solutions for the ceramic industries. These mineral solutions include a large range of minerals and also ready to use ceramic bodies including steatite or cordierite. 

 

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Imerys Ceramics’ unique product range is based on: 

  • high-quality reserves of minerals in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas 
  • strong processing skills and application know-how, supported by a network of competitive industrial facilities 
  • innovation and technical support based on a global network of R&D centres and regional laboratories 
  • key brands with worldwide recognition in the industry for their product quality and production processes 

Imerys Ceramics also offers a full range of cordierite, mullite and silicon carbide based kiln furniture.

  • individual firing supports for kiln furniture: shaped parts designed to support the end product during firing 
  • multi parts construction components for industrial kilns: refractory protections for kiln car walls and structures for the ceramic production

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MINERAL SOLUTIONS & kiln furniture
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Mineral solutions ... discover all
 
Roof Tiles Kiln Furniture

We have developed a full range of solutions to respond the roof tile market’s needs.
Each solution can be tailored to your requirements thanks to our state-of-the-art design office & wide range of materials and production technologies. 

Our technical offer:

  • U-Cassette
  • H-Cassette
  • Kiln car refractories

Our worldwide technical support team is at your service and is dedicated to help you reach your Challenges.

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Kaolin

Each grade of Imerys Ceramics' kaolin products delivers what is probably the most important criteria of all: consistency. Raw materials are monitored and controlled at each stage of production to ensure that their performance meets stringent specifications, to provide manufacturers with a predictable and trusted performance.

The precise requirements of customers can be met by the use of substantial resources and unparalleled technical experience in the processes of extracting, refining and drying of kaolins. To satisfy our customers' requirements, the Imerys Ceramics’ portfolio contains specially engineered kaolins to ensure the products on offer cover a wide range of casting rates and casting concentrations.

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Mineral solutions & kiln furniture ... discover all
 
Ball Clay

Ball clay is a mineral formed from the weathering and transportation by water of parent rocks which are deposited in ancient river basins from where it is extracted. 

Imerys Ceramics has at its disposal ball clays with a range of different properties. By blending selected clays from different locations Imerys Ceramics can provide high quality products for a range of ceramic applications. 

 
Tableware Kiln Furniture

We have developed a full range of solutions to match all kinds of tableware: porcelain, stoneware, earthenware or bone china. Each solution can be tailored to your needs thanks to our state-of-the-art design office and wide range of materials and production technologies.

Imerys Ceramics is the only manufacturer able to provide both cordierite and SiC products.

Our technical offer:

  • Pressed & extruded batts
  • Pressed T-cranks & cast T-cranks
  • SiC Batts
  • Plate saggars 
  • Profile setters
  • O - Setters
  • SiC Setters

Our worldwide technical support team is at your service and is dedicated to help you reach your Challenges.

Find Imerys Ceramics nearest facilities in the interactive map!

 
Feldspar & Pegmatite

Feldspar & pegmatite can play vital roles during firing as they are used as the main vitrifying or fluxing agent in ceramic bodies.

Imerys Ceramics, as the leader in industrial minerals, has unmatched mineralogical knowledge and can assist customers in ensuring that the proportions of feldspar in the body recipe are exactly right to avoid over vitrification during firing.

 
Sanitaryware Kiln Furniture

Imerys Ceramics has developed high performing and complete set of solutions for the sanitaryware industry. Each solution can be tailored to your requirements thanks to our state-of-the-art design office and wide range of materials and production technologies.

Imerys Ceramics is the only manufacturer able to provide both cordierite and SiC products.

Our technical offer:

  • Kiln car
  • Superstructure
  • Cordierite / Extruded Batts
  • Cordierite / Extruded Props - Pressed or cast caps & shoes
  • SIC beams
  • Cordierite / Cast stools / supports
  • RSIC / NSIC / Lavi setters and batts

Our worldwide technical support team is at your service and is dedicated to help you reach your Challenges.

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Talc

Imerys Ceramics offers a complete range of talcs for several applications: tiles, sanitaryware, technical ceramics and catalyst supports.

Talc's role in ceramics process depends on its interaction with the other minerals in the formulation. It has an influence on the following properties.

 
Technical Ceramics Kiln Furniture

Imerys Ceramics develops kiln furniture solutions for a wide range of technical ceramics manufacturing. Imerys Ceramics offers high-alumina, mullite-cordierite and SiC products specifically focusing on high temperature applications.

Our technical offer:

  • Box saggars
  • Casted box saggars
  • Casted or pressed box saggars
  • Pressed box saggars
  • Libs and ring saggars
  • Pressed setters
  • Stackable, covered box saggars
  • Batts and beams/props
  • Pressed or extruded batts
  • Casted batts
  • Tubs and props
  • Beams


Our worldwide technical support team is at your service and is dedicated to help you reach your Challenges.

Find Imerys Ceramics nearest facilities in the interactive map!

 
Chamotte

Chamotte is a calcined clay. The calcination process takes place in a rotary kiln at high temperatures of 1400 - 1600ºC. Sanitaryware pieces are fired at lower temperatures of around 1200ºC, therefore the chamotte is inert at the firing stage and acts like a skeleton to produce ware with better proprieties.

It is the introduction of chamotte that characterizes the production of fine fireclay, which enables the production of bigger and more complex sanitaryware pieces.

 
Roof Tiles Kiln Furniture

We have developed a full range of solutions to respond the roof tile market’s needs.
Each solution can be tailored to your requirements thanks to our state-of-the-art design office & wide range of materials and production technologies. 

Our technical offer:

  • U-Cassette
  • H-Cassette
  • Kiln car refractories

Our worldwide technical support team is at your service and is dedicated to help you reach your Challenges.

Find Imerys Ceramics nearest facilities in the interactive map!

 
Halloysite

Halloysite is an industrial mineral that is part of the kaolinite group. Like kaolin, halloysite is essentially composed of alumina-silicates, however it has a hollow tubular crystal structure, which is markedly different from the booklet or platelet crystal structure of kaolin.

Imerys Ceramics operates a high value deposit in New Zealand, a key part of our offering for white ware production for example bone china, porcelain and aluminous hotelware.

 

 
Quartz

Imerys Ceramics capitalizes on our mineral and technical expertise in the exploitation of quartz for certain non-ceramic markets such as the production of ferroalloys, ferro-silicon and the construction industry. 

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Sanitaryware

World N°1 in prepared bodies & minerals for sanitaryware

Imerys Ceramics, the world leader in industrial mineral solutions, is your trusted partner for efficient sanitaryware production.

Imerys Ceramics has the largest product portfolio on the market: ball clays, including English references, extra white kaolins, a range of chamotte, feldspars and talc for body and glaze solutions.

Our strategy is to deliver improved performance and greater productivity with the ultimate aim of helping our customers achieve ever higher yields and design possibilities.

Leader in supplying sanitaryware industry with kiln furniture solutions

From your first installation to the optimization of existing lines, Imerys Ceramics is your partner of choice to meet your technical and business challenges.

 
Tableware

European leading supplier of mineral solutions for the tableware industry

From our unique product range of ball clays, feldspars, halloysite, kaolins, pegmatites to the pressing bodies and transparent glazes, Imerys Ceramics is a leading partner for tableware manufacturers

Whatever the specific requirement, Imerys Ceramics has the resources and the technical expertise to help customers achieve higher performance and greater productivity.

Leader in supplying tableware industry with kiln furniture solutions

Kiln furniture performance is a key factor in manufacturing high quality tableware ceramics. With firing processes becoming faster and setting systems being automated, the accuracy and shape stability of kiln furniture becomes increasingly critical.

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Wall and floor tiles

World leading supplier of minerals for tile bodies, frits, glazes and engobes.

Imerys Ceramics manages the extraction and transformation process of high quality ball clays, feldspars, kaolin, talc & quartz for the tile industry.

Our customers can rely on the quality and consistency of our products, the technical expertise of our development and sales teams for the formulation of tile bodies, frits, glazes and engobes.

 
Fiberglass

Optimized mineral solutions for reinforcement fiberglass manufacturers.

Imerys Ceramics produces air-floated and water-washed kaolins specifically developed for the reinforcement fiberglass market. Our products have high levels of alumina and low levels of iron and alkali. Such properties help ensure the finished fiberglass product's resistance to chemical and physical attacks.

We provide our customers with consistent high-performing raw materials which helps them to improve the efficiency of their processes.


VALUE-ADDED OFFER

Our kaolin is well suited for the production of Printed Card Board

  • Consistency of the batch physical and chemical properties;
  • Chemical stability of the glass;
  • A streamlined glassmaking process;
  • An optimized production cost;
  • Emissions reduction.

Our worldwide technical support team is at your service and is dedicated to help you reach your Challenges.

 
Roof tiles

World leader in designing and manufacturing H and U-type firing supports.

Ceramic supports for roof tiles have played a key role in the industrialization of the manufacturing process and Imerys Kiln Furniture has been a pioneer in their development.

Kiln furniture for roofing tiles products are made of Cordierite-Mullite. 
Several compositions have been developed to ensure the best resistance for your operating conditions.

Made-to-order engobes 

Engobes are a mixture of minerals applied to a roof tile before glazing for decoration and to make the tile more durable to weathering. 

Imerys Ceramics offers a wide variety of colors with either matt or brilliant finishes enabling consumers to make an original feature of their roof tiles for example for new buildings, or even to imitate the patterns on old weathered roof tiles which usually take years to develop.

Imerys has over 100 references for engobes, and each one has been designed for a specific customer.

 
Technical Ceramics

Cost effective and long term raw materials & bodies to Technical Ceramic manufacturers

Imerys Ceramics portfolio for technical ceramics includes industrial minerals (kaolins, talcs), technical & alumina porcelain bodies, steatite and cordierite bodies.

Our bodies are perfectly suitable for highly complex shapes and lead to DIN standards specifications.

Leader in the development of kiln furniture solutions for technical ceramics manufacturers

Imerys Ceramics offers a large range of solutions for box-saggars, batts, beams & props to build your own firing structure.
The high quality body composition (silicon carbide, cordierite, mullite, alumina and zirconia) is a solid cornerstone to the custom-building of the required kiln furniture properties.

 
Electrical Porcelain

From low to ultra high voltage AC & DC porcelain insulators

Imerys Ceramics’ guaranteed consistent minerals help you to maintain constant high yields during the production of insulators. 

Our mineral solutions contribute to the high performance of your electrical porcelain insulators to safely maintain and distribute energy and power in all environments.

VALUE-ADDED OFFER

Imerys Ceramics’ mineral solutions have a number of unique properties:

  • Very high consistency;
  • Very high levels of plasticity;
  • High mechanical strength;
  • High alumina content;
  • Low iron and carbon contents.

Our worldwide technical support team is at your service and is dedicated to help you reach your Challenges.

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Imerys Ceramics worldwide
Imerys Ceramics is present in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Americas thanks to a large portfolio and unmatched processing expertise.
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