Imerys Expands Distribution Partnership with WhitChem
WhitChem to represent Imerys as distributor for all minerals in UK & Ireland for Coatings, Adhesives, Rubber & Plastics
7th January 2022
Imerys, a world leader in mineral-based speciality solutions for industry, and WhitChem an experienced distributor of specialist chemicals, minerals and polymers, are pleased to announce the expansion of their distribution agreement. WhitChem will represent all of the Imerys Performance Minerals portfolio, as Imerys’ Preferred Distributor across the UK and Ireland for Coatings, Adhesives, Rubber and Plastic markets.
The Imerys portfolio includes a wide range of minerals including talc, kaolin, ball clay, ground calcium carbonate (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), diatomaceous earth (DE), perlite, mica, leucophyllite and wollastonite.
The partnership is designed to provide customers with a consolidated point of contact ready to provide access to Imerys’ extensive mineral product portfolio, backed by WhitChem’s technical-sales and logistics expertise.
“Partnering with WhitChem is a positive step forward in our continuing efforts to provide customer-centric solutions through market-based expertise and infrastructure. We are realising our goal of providing customers with one point of contact in the UK and Ireland through WhitChem. They have proven to be a strong partner that can offer the support and service our customers need.”
– Philippe Reygnier, Distribution Manager for Imerys Performance Minerals EMEA
A message from WhitChem's Sales Director - Richard Longley
“We very much look forward to further developing our already successful partnership with Imerys. With our industry experts working across the UK and Ireland, we visit customers of all sizes on a daily basis to help with production issues, provide formulation advice, and support customers with project development. We take pride in working to the standards of our international partners, and make it our obligation to be reliable, realistic and responsible.”
WhitChem is a specialist chemicals, minerals and polymers distributor, representing major manufacturers from around the world, delivering high-quality products from its warehousing facilities in the UK and Ireland. Its technically focused sales team serve Imerys’ target industries, assisting customers in a wide range of practical issues including handling, compliance, product selection and project development. Since 1973 WhitChem has worked alongside a global network of highly respected suppliers, providing companies with a local source of products from across the world. Superb technical support is provided by our sales representatives, by listening to the challenges our customers face we help create solutions with our products to meet market demands of today.
The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €4.6 billion revenue and 18,000 employees, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally friendly products and processes.