Imerys divests West Virginia refractories facility

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The industrial minerals giant has decided to divest its US-based refractory plant and stop commercial activities relating to the Chinese minerals it was trading which include bauxite, brown fused alumina and alpha star, as the firm concentrates on producing its own refractory materials including mullite and white fused alumina.

Imerys Refractory Minerals’ subsidiary C-E Minerals Inc. is to divest its refractories facility at Newell, West Virginia, US and has ceased commercial activities related to bauxite, brown fused alumina and alpha star, as it refocuses its efforts on other minerals including white fused alumina, fused spinel and kerphalite.

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