On February 15th, 2018 the creation of a new Imerys division was announced Resulting from the combination of the Refractory Minerals and Kerneos divisions Imerys Aluminates was created. Under this name the skills of over 2 350 professionals will be combined. „Imerys Aluminates: It’s not only a name, it’s also a unified management frame that will drive and direct the legal entities forming Refractory Minerals and Kerneos, without changes to employment conditions or contracts. Each company therefore retains its legal autonomy, as is the usual case within Imerys Group divisions“, explained Gilles Michel (Chairman and CEO Imerys) . A deployment plan for this new name is currently being prepared. It will be soon communicated to properly structure this change of identity and its impact on our various internal and external communications.