BASF offloads kaolin paper business onto rival Imerys
Published: Tuesday, 09 June 2015
As the kaolin market continues to navigate headwinds, producers face two choices: to focus their activities elsewhere, as with BASF, or to make strategic acquisitions that will improve inefficiencies in their production, demonstrated by Imerys.
Global chemicals company BASF is divesting its paper hydrous
kaolin (PHK) to chemical rival Imerys at a time when rising
energy costs have pressured the profitability of the industrial
Imerys is taking on BASF’s mining facility in
Georgia, US, its patents, brands, customer relationships and