Goonvean sale marks the end of an era

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Monday, 26 November 2012

News that French industrial minerals behemoth Imerys had acquired UK-based kaolin producer Goonvean (p10) was met with sadness from some in the industry as it marked the demise of the last independent kaolin producer in the country.

News that French industrial minerals behemoth Imerys had acquired UK-based kaolin producer Goonvean (p10) was met with sadness from some in the industry as it marked the demise of the last independent kaolin producer in the country.

Kaolin production from the UK counties of Devon and Cornwall has declined by...

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