Imerys Graphite & Carbon is a global company rooted in Europe delivering high tech carbon-based solutions to manufacturing and industry.
We have over 100 years of experience in the development and production of high quality synthetic and natural graphite powders, conductive carbon blacks, water based dispersions and silicon carbide for end applications including, but not limited to:
- lithium-ion batteries
- alkaline batteries
- lead acid batteries
- fuel cells
- conductive polymers, plastics and rubbers
- carbon brushes
- brake pads and Clutches
- powder Metallurgy and Hard Metals
- 3 R&D facilities
- 5 industrial sites
- 17% of revenue generated from new products in 2018
- 49 patents related to applications including battery technology, polymers, fuel cells, carbon brushes among others
Innovation is an integral part of Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s strategy. Our team of 30 researchers and 3 R&D facilities are dedicated to the development of tailored solutions for our customers’ evolving needs.
A Member of Imerys Group
The world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys transforms a large variety of minerals into high value specialty products using sophisticated technical processes.
Bringing heat resistance, mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage or barrier effect, these specialties add essential features to its customers’ products or manufacturing processes in many industries such as consumer goods, industrial equipment and construction.
Learn about Imerys commitments to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Our Commitments Code of conduct and business ethics.
Key Figures (2020)
Sales in 142 countries
Quality is at the core of everything we do. We strive to deliver products and services that not only meet, but exceed the needs and expectations of our customers and stakeholders. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our integrated quality systems to ensure we are always meeting the highest industry standards. These systems guarantee the non-stop control of our operations and monitoring of all process parameters.
All Imerys Graphite & Carbon manufacturing plants comply with ISO 9001:2015.
You can find our most recent certifications at our download center.
Officine del Gottardo is founded in Switzerland
First Synthetic Graphite production
Acquisition of Officine del Gottardo by LONZA Ltd.
LONZA G+T is acquired by IMETAL and becomes TIMCAL Ltd. (IMETAL changes their name to Imerys in 1999)
Stratmin (Mine in Lac-des-Îles, Canada) becomes TIMCAL Canada; new Terrebonne plant opens in Canada
TIMCAL acquires conductive carbon black activities in Willebroek (Belgium) expanding their expertise in the conductive additive market
Production capacity of conductive carbon black in Willebroek (Belgium) is doubled
TIMCAL changes name and becomes Imerys Graphite & Carbon
Imerys Graphite & Carbon opens a Research & Development Center in Japan
Acquisition of Nippon Power Graphite (NPG) in Japan, for the production of anode materials from graphite
100 Years of Graphitization Excellence in Bodio, Switzerland
Opening of new state-of-the-art laboratory in Bironico
Our Management Team
VP & General Manager
Global Business Development Director
Market & Industrial Controller
Gerritjan Van der Ven