Imerys Ceramics, your partner in innovation

The success of Imerys Ceramics stems from our technical expertise and innovation capacity.

We use these as our main tools to transform unprocessed raw materials into value-added products and solutions, with the ultimate aim of passing on an extra competitive edge to our customers.

Research and Development Towards Industry 4.0

Our Research & Development approach is also based on mutually-beneficial customer partnerships, which combined with our unique knowledge of mineral technology, enables us to provide improved formulations and genuine product consistency for our customers in our key markets: sanitaryware, tableware, tiles, electrical porcelain and advanced ceramics.

Thanks to our mineral expertise and assets, we are also able to offer a range of mineral products and a mineral processing service to certain non-ceramic markets. 

Here are some key figures which illustrate our capabilities to develop innovation based partnerships with our customers:

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Let’s continue to build the future together

Imerys Ceramics’ innovation spirit is developing constantly in order to reach our customers’ needs. 

This is why we aim to grow by integrating new way of extracting our quarries, processing our plants, working in our facilities toward industry 4.0:

  • Drones for mapping our quarries in 3D, enabling safety issues (access ramp, road slopes) to
    be monitored, estimation of the reserves, and development of quarry projects;
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  • Virtual reality and augmented reality making it possible to produce maintenance ranges or safety audits, with tracking, photos, and immediate feedback on the situations observed;
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  • 3D printing for prototyping of new pieces and designing moulds for new kiln furniture. 
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