ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imerys Ceramics North America announced today that it will increase prices up to 15% on all of its ball clay and kaolin products manufactured in the United States, effective January 1, 2015, subject to any provisions in individual contracts. The price increase supports investment in manufacturing, quality systems, maintenance, environmental compliance, and new product development.
Customers purchasing products on a delivery basis will also see a cost increase due to highly volatile and increasing truck and rail freight rates. Imerys continues to work with its freight partners to minimize this impact as much as possible.
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 50 production sites in 23 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.