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Calcium carbonates for coatings: Imerys signs agreement with Solvay

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Imerys has entered into negotiations with Solvay to acquire its precipitated calcium carbonates (PCC) division comprising four plants in Europe (Germany, Austria, France and the United Kingdom).

Solvay's PCC business comprises four plants in Europe. Source: Stefan Balk/Fotolia

Solvay's PCC business comprises four plants in Europe. Source: Stefan Balk/Fotolia

This business serves mainly the automotive (polymers, etc.), building (paints, coatings, sealants) and consumer goods markets through specialty applications. It generated EUR 59 million revenue in 2014.

Targeted completion by second half of 2015

The conclusion of this operation is subject to prior consultation with employee representatives and approval by the relevant regulatory authorities. Its completion should become effective during the second half of 2015.

One of the world leaders in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with EUR 3.7 billion revenue and 14,900 employees in 2014, Imerys transforms a 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.

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