2016 Partners in Progress Award


Dave Tucker, David Pepers, Barbara Grogan

Dave Tucker, David Pepers, Barbara Grogan

Imerys Refractory Minerals North America was awarded the 2016 Partners in Progress Award by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce and the Sumter County Payroll Development Authority. The Partners in Progress Award considers a company’s commitment to partnering with and growing Sumter County. Through corporate practices that encourage employees to participate in civic clubs and service organizations to financial contributions for community economic development and service projects, the Partners in Progress award highlights a company who partners in a multitude of ways to see the success of Sumter County. Imerys Refractory Minerals North America understands the value of business and industry partnerships in the community, and actively engaging in community leadership efforts. The award was handed to Dave Tucker, Quality Assurance Manager and David Peppers, Human Resources Manager by Barbara Grogan, Executive Director of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.

Innovation is worthwhile!

AImerys Refractory Minerals for Foundry application team at WCIC 2016pproximately 500 people attended the 14th World Conference for Investment Casting which ended in Paris April 19th.  Imerys Refractory Minerals for Foundry Application took this opportunity to present its new organization and 4 new products.

GreenShell+ is a combination of ceramic materials preventing the formation of crystalline silica throughout the casting process, reducing significantly the risk of exposure to hazardous dust for foundry operators and allowing the easy disposal of the shell.

Teco-Sil B1+ and Teco-Sil Hybrid +, both allow reducing the number of layers and to speed up the shell building process. The first is a fused silica-based blend and the second an aluminosilicate-amorphous silica blend.

Treibacher Alodur WRG IC ESR is a modified aluminium-oxide flour designed as a primary coat for casting and Ni-based super alloys. Its easy shell removal quality facilitates casting cleaning.

Imerys Refractory Minerals for Foundry Applications would like to thank its visitors for their interest, feedback and support, which is essential to move forward in the foundry industry as pointed out by Ing. Franz Bernasconi when receiving the 2016 EICF Life achievement award.

NEW! Teco-Sil© Hybrid+

Teco-Sil© Hybrid+ is a broad distribution filler used for backup coats in ferrous and non-ferrous investment casting foundries. The broad particle size distribution of this product, in combination with rheological modifiers, allows for the application of thicker coats (high filler load) onto the IC shell. This can result in reduced overall number of shell coats/increased throuput through the IC shell room. Teco-Sil© Hybrid+ is a mixture of aluminsosilicates and amorphous silicas. This yields excellent knockout properties, hot strength, ability to achieve tight tolerances/produce near net shape castings and overall shell economy.

Join us at 14th World Conference on Investment Casting

This major global event is organized every four years and provides a unique meeting place for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledge about the state of the art in Investment Casting. This year it will take place in Paris, France from Sunday 17th April 2016 – Wednesday 20th April 2016.
Being a major player in Investment Casting, Imerys Refractory Minerals for Foundry Applications’ team shall be pleased to welcome you on its booth 41 – 43.

“Engineered ceramic solutions based on fused and sintered mineral products”
Speaker : Dr. Thomas Krumrei – Imerys CARRD
Monday, April 18th – Room 342A

“Crystalline silica free solutions for small/intricate investment casting”
Speaker : Scot Graddick – Imerys Refractory Minerals US
Tuesday, April 19th – Room 342 A

“Thermal expansion of ceramic shell: a key for dimensional accuracy in turbo-charger production”
Speakers : Scot Graddick & Thomas Krumrei
Tuesday, April 19th – Room 342 A


Imerys key speaker at IREFCON 2016

MOEHMEL SteffenDr. Stephen Möhmel of the Imerys research center C.A.R.R.D
(Center for Abrasives and Refractories Research and Development)
will adress  findings about “The significance of raw material quality on
thermo-mechanical properties”during IREFCON 2016.

Please join the conference January 22nd 2016 at noon in Hyderabad Hall.

Join us at IREFCON 2016

Ananth PP


Mr Nonavinakere, General Manager – Sales of Imerys Refractory Minerals India will be pleased to welcome you on booth 3 and 4 during the lndia lnternational Refractories Congress 2016 taking place at Hyderabad from 20th-22nd January.

Feel free to contact Mr Nonavinakere at +91 984 103 0895

Safety Security System pays off at Imerys Refractory Minerals

One year without LTA – Une année sans accident avec arrêt – 1 рік без нещасних випадків – 全年无损工事故 

VKVSecurity being key on production plants, Imerys Refractory Minerals is proud to announce the achievement of 1 year without a single “Lost Time Accident” in September 2015.

The remarkable commitment and care of IRM employees, which allowed performing this result was celebrated on all industrial sites and offices of the division.

“We will continue our efforts to keep this level and make sure all our employees can go back home safe at the end of the shift. Congratulations to all our teams!”

EHS managment team

CERAMITEC 2015 : the place to be!

Busy daysWith 617 exhibitors from 37 countries, more than 15,000 participants from 93 countries and a space of some 40,000 square meters, Ceramitec 2015, which took place on the exhibition grounds of Messe München from 20 to 23 October, was more successful than it had been in a long time.

Imerys Refractory Minerals shared some 195M2 with Imerys Fused Minerals. This year’s edition of Ceramitec was most obviously the “place to be”. Not only did we meet all our customers but also received unexpected inquiries representing potential business development.


Save the date for Metakaolin

“Promoting by-products and materials related to cement and civil engineering” is the topic University of Cergy Pointoise will focus on during their next colloquium December 3rd, 2015.

Cyrille DeteufCyrille, Deteuf, specialist of metakaolin in the construction industry will present « Les Métakaolins comme matériau cimentaire de substitution: production, usage, propriété et impact environnementale. »

Metakaolins as substitution to cement material : production, usage, ownership and environmental impact.


The colloquim will take place at the lecture hall NAVIER.
Site de Neuville – 5 Mail Gay Lussac – Neuville-sur-Oise – 95300 Cergy -Pontoise
Only 100 entries available!

Register quickly on REGISTRATION