Continued Investments in Quality and Safety

Continued Investments in Quality and Safety

Continued Investments in Quality and Safety

IMERYS Kaolin’s UK Platform is constantly working to ensure consistent sustainable, reliable, high quality supply of kaolin for its customers and this requires constant investment. The UK Platform continues to invest millions of British Pounds every year in its UK operations. The aim is not only to maintain, but to constantly improve its leading market quality, Environmental, Health and Safety standards.

During 2017 IMERYS Kaolin has made some significant investments including over burden removal at its mines and an extensive drilling campaign to ensure future supply commitments. To improve air quality in the local environment, exhaust cyclones have been installed.  In order to continue improvement of its market leading quality and product stewardship, sifters, powder densification and new bagging lines have also been put in place.

Above is an image that captures part of the dry mining refurbishment, which took place as part of extensive refurbishment of the Western Area dry mining plant. As seen in the image below a new drier was installed as part of the planned maintenance and upgrades of its operations this year.

With further investments planned in 2018, IMERYS Kaolin is proud to continue to invest in its UK Operations as part of its commitment to keep meeting and exceeding customer expectations as the leading global kaolin supplier.


Published on: 15 Dec 2017

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