26. Apr 2022 | Markets & Companies
Imerys expands its Alabama facility
According to the company, this investment, part of a three-year site plan to support the growing demand for Ground Calcium Carbonate products, is also part of Imerys’ commitment to grow its business in the communities and regions where it operates.
Meeting growing market demand
As Imerys announces, the investment is designed to expand manufacturing capacity, and improve operational reliability, nearly doubling the capability of current equipment. The plan includes installing new industrial equipment and upgrading plant automation systems to support debottlenecking of critical areas, to meet growing market demand. At the center of the improvement plan is a new ore crusher commissioned at the end of 2021, which will enable the manufacture of over 35 specialty products. Additionally, the investment aims to reduce energy consumption and decrease the site’s overall CO2 footprint, while also improving production yields.
Sylacauga is known for having the longest deposit of marble in the world, playing a major part in the U.S.’s most significant buildings, particularly in Washington DC. The site produces specialty minerals that are used in a wide variety of markets such as plastics, paints and coatings, building and construction, paper and board products, and renewable energy.
Additives for Water-borne Coatings
Water-borne systems are the coatings of the future. The market is developing an insatiable appetite for ecologically sound coatings based on renewable raw materials. The demands on coating performance are at least as high as those on environmental compatibility. Additives help to protect the environment by effectively reducing the use of organic solvents. Many of today’s water-borne coatings could not be formulated without them. When incorporated into water-borne paints, coatings and printing inks, they enhance both the production process and the performance of the applied inks and coating materials. Additives for water-borne coatings is a must read for formulators wishing to brush up on water-borne coating systems, as well as experts seeking to have detailed knowledge at their finger tips.
You are currently not logged in
To leave a comment, please log in.
There was an error while sending your comment. Please try again.
Your comment was too long. There are a maximum of 2048 symbols allowed!