BASF offloads kaolin paper business onto rival Imerys

By Josie Shillito
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 mineral.  

Imerys is taking on BASF’s mining facility in Georgia, US, its patents, brands, customer relationships and contracts...

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