The group is stepping up its communication and visibility. Over many years, Imerys has invested in multiple companies, mines and assets to assemble a broad portfolio of products for the refractory market. Traditionally, these companies have maintained their regional identity and benefited from access to the broader Imerys Group to assist with research and development, innovation, geology and engineering.

In 2013, we as a sub-division of the group began the transition to a global organization, combining our refractory minerals assets and presenting ourselves to the market as Imerys Refractory Minerals.

Starting October 1st 2014 the Imerys Refractory Minerals division will use the following umbrella logo which will appear everywhere from invoices, to bulk bags and on company vehicles, brochures and business cards.



Our brands’ products are now identified through the following visuals:


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DURANDAL RX – A superfine andalusite


durandalRXDurandal TM RX is a superfine andalusite material milled to a particle size close to primary crystallites to increase reactivity within refractory compositions and assist the mineralogical transformation to mullite.
Using this material with unique properties like anisotropic dilatometry, the matrix and not only the aggregates of a refractory composition can be enriched in mullite content at a lower firing temperature and thus provide the final product with better thermal shock resistance.

DURANDAL RX – technical brochure


ARGICAL M1000 – Metakaolin for concrete

Metakaolin is used as a key additive to concrete. Imerys launched its commercialization under the brand Argical™ M1000. Metakaolins’ specifications allow replacing a high quantity of cement without altering concrete performance. Imerys delivers Argical M1000 as a white color product. Customers appreciate the product as it may easily be added to concrete formulation and associated to color pigments.

The Bacalan bridge in Bordeaux may be considered as a flagship construction of Argical M1000. The 4 pylons were built with the proportional mix metakaolin – cement in order to recall the color of the buildings of the city of Bordeaux.

Metakaolin, additif clef pour le béton – Betons le Magazine n° 47


TRI  - The Refractories InstitutMichel Cornelissen (VP GM of Imerys Refractory Minerals North America), Mike Pierce (VP Sales Imerys Refractory Minerals North America) and their team will actively participate in the 2014  Fall Institute Meeting organized by the TRI. The meeting will be held in Colombus, OH, from September 30th to October 2nd.

61st ICI Technical Conference & Equipment Expo 2014

Investment Casting InstituteImerys Refractory Minerals North America will attend the upcoming 61st ICI Technical conference & equipment expo 2014, starting October 5th in Covington, KY, USA.
Danilo Frulli, IRM Marketing and New Product Development manager and Thomas Krumrei, R&D engineer specialized in investment casting at CARRD GmbH will speak on Wednesday October 8 from 8.45 am to 9.15 am. Attendees will be able to learn about “Dimensional stability of Ceramic Shell Mould Systems”.