Our solutions include a large range of high quality minerals and kiln furniture that are produced on our sites in more than 20 countries around the world.

OUR MINERAL SOLUTIONS

 
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.

 
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. 

 
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.

 
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.

 
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. 

 
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.

 
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.

 

OUR KILN FURNITURE

 
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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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.

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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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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.

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