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Imerys teams up with Omya for FiberLean and launches Calderys USA

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 26 February 2016

The French company has made two significant announcements this week, the first being a JV with its Swiss peer, Omya, for the development of its FiberLean product for fillers, while the second was the launching of a US-based arm of its refractories business, Calderys.

French minerals group Imerys SA and Switzerland-based speciality materials company Omya AG are in negotiations to establish a 50:50 technology joint venture (JV) for R&D into micro fibrillated cellulose (MFC), under the name FiberLean Technologies.

MFC is a bio-based nanomaterial used to reinforce products like paper and packaging...

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