Ceramic Industry

Imerys Acquires New Zealand China Clays

July 30, 2000
Imerys has acquired the shares and business of New Zealand China Clays Ltd. (NZCC) from Ceramco Corp. Ltd., subject to certain regulatory approvals in New Zealand.

NZCC, a china clay mining, processing and exporting company, produces around 15,000 tons per annum of high quality halloysite clay, mainly for the global tableware market. The company reportedly has a major presence in the Asian sector. The acquisition is expected to be finalized by the end of June.

For more information, contact Ashley Shopland, general manager of ECC’s Raw Materials for Tableware Division, at (44) 1726-623584; fax (44) 1726-623019; or e-mail ashley.shopland@ecc.com.