Imerys stick to guns in Q3 results, underline commitment to ceramic proppants

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Friday, 31 October 2014

As the world’s leading producer in many industrial minerals industries, Imerys results are always a good indication of the state of the market. These are strong results —with the exception of fused minerals, which have yet to pick up — showing that new areas of growth, such as talc in polymers in automobiles and lithium-ion batteries, are starting to affect even traditional producers.

French industrial minerals behemoth Imerys today posted revenue across its group of €943.8m ($1.18bn*), and operating income of €127m in Q3 2014, a 2.4% and 2.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) change, respectively.

“On the basis of solid progress since the beginning of the year we can...

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