OUR DIVISION

OUR DIVISION

A little bit of history

The Fused Minerals division results from the acquisitions of Treibacher Schleifmittel in 2000, UCM in 2007 and Astron China in 2008. With a strong industrial footprint (China, Europe and Americas) producing a wide range of high-performance products (fused alumina, fused zirconia and fused magnesia), Imerys’ Fused Minerals division is the worldwide leader in specialty applications such as abrasives, refractories, technical ceramics, heating elements for the iron & steel, automotive, industrial equipment and construction markets.

 

 

Fused Aluminum Oxide

At the end of the 19th century, the process of manufacturing fused aluminum oxide was developed. The primary characteristics of fused aluminum oxide are sharp-edged grains, superior hardness, high loadbearing capacity and excellent chemical stability.

Fused Magnesia

Magnesia powders produced by Imerys Fused Minerals exhibit specific electrical and thermal properties which make them suitable for a wide range of applications ranging from the most basic water heating to the most demanding industrial applications.

Fused Zirconia

Fused Zirconia is used in applications ranging from molten metal containment, pigment production, nuclear fuel rods to oxygen sensors and brake pads for the automotive industry.

Tabular Alumina

The major market is refractories particularly applications such as bricks and monolithic refractories for steelmaking. Another important market is aluminium filtration.

C.A.R.R.D.

The know-how and Research & Development capabilities, within C.A.R.R.D., allow for the development of new mineral solutions and innovations such as sintered rods, a new shaped abrasive with increased grinding performance.