Manufacturing Plants

Bodio, Switzerland
Imerys Graphite & Carbon Bodio plant was established in 1908, in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, between the Italian city of Milano and the Swiss city of Zurich. Since 1999, it has become the headquarter of Imerys Graphite & Carbon. The plant produces Primary Synthetic Graphite, Aqueous Graphite Dispersions and Silicon Carbide. Calcined Coke is also processed there. The Swiss-made products are sold in all the markets of the Group. The Group’s R&D activities are located on this site, in modern laboratories built in 2000. Customers & Logistic Services (CLS) for Europe and the main services for the Group are also located on this site. The site is certified ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

Willebroek, Belgium
Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s Carbon Black plant is located in Willebroek, near Brussels, Belgium. Opened in 1982 and using a proprietary process, this plant produces specialty-type carbon blacks, mainly used by the conductive polymer and battery industries. The plant is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.

Lac-des-Îles, Canada
Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s fully owned natural graphite mine is located about 250 km north-west of Montréal, Canada, in the small town of Lac-des-Îles. Operations started in 1989. There, graphite ore is mined and refined into high quality graphite products of various sizes and purities.These graphite concentrates are directly sold to various applications or further processed in our Terrebonne or Bodio plants. Lac-des-Îles is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Terrebonne, Canada
Terrebonne plant is located in the northern suburbs of Montréal, Canada. Launched in 2002, the plant’s hi-tech processes transform various graphite materials, coming either from Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s mine of Lac-des-Îles or from other sources abroad, into high performance products used by the battery, the automotive and the polymer industries. The Terrebonne site also houses Customers & Logistic Services (CLS) for the Americas. The site is certified ISO 9001:2008.

Otjiwarongo, Namibia
The natural graphite mine is located at Okanjande which is about 20km south west of Otjiwarongo, Namibia. The processing, drying, sieving and packaging facilities to produce natural graphite flakes are located at Okorusu which is 60 km north of Otjiwarongo.