ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imerys North America Ceramics (Paris:NK) announces a price increase for its air floated kaolin and ball clay products. The increase is effective January 1, 2018, and is subject to provisions in individual contracts. Prices will increase an average of 8 percent for kaolin and 4 percent for ball clay products. Actual increases will depend on product grade and packaging type.
The price increase supports continual investments and rising costs in mining, manufacturing, maintenance, quality systems, and environmental compliance and sustainability. Customers purchasing products on a delivered basis will see an additional adjustment due to highly volatile and increasing ocean, truck, and rail freight rates. Imerys continues to work with its logistics partners to minimize this impact.
Imerys Ceramics is a world leading supplier of industrial mineral solutions and full prepared bodies for all ceramic applications. Our portfolio includes: ball clay, kaolin, talc, feldspar, quartz, chamotte, halloysite, mica, and pegmatite. Imerys Ceramics has over 50 production sites in 24 countries, supported by a global network of technical sales staff, agents and distributors.
The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €3.7 billion revenue and 15,800 employees in 2013, Imerys transforms a unique range of minerals to deliver essential functions (heat resistance, mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are essential to its customers' products and manufacturing processes.
Whether mineral components, functional additives, process enablers or finished products, Imerys’ solutions contribute to the quality of a great number of applications in consumer goods, industrial equipment or construction. Combining expertise, creativity and attentiveness to customers’ needs, the Group’s international teams constantly identify new applications and develop high value-added solutions under a determined approach to responsible development. These strengths enable Imerys to develop through a sound, profitable business model.