Imerys restructures in N America, Kaolin plant affected

Atlanta, Georgia — Imerys North American Performance Minerals & Ceramics (NAPMC) remains unprofitable, and the dramatic rise in fuel and energy costs has exacerbated the situation, says Imerys. The company has therefore decided to end production of paper grades of kaolin at its plant in Twiggs County, Georgia

Due to continuing difficulties, said the company, “Imerys NAPMC has decided to concentrate on a more streamlined and efficient business platform for the production of specialty-grade products at the Dry Branch operation. NAPMC will cease production of paper…

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