Imerys is strengthening its position as the world’s leading supplier of specialty minerals, with best-in-class operations, delivering commercial excellence and market-driven innovation. Bolstered by a new organization structured around our core markets, mining resources, high quality industrial assets, unrivaled technological and industrial processes, innovative solutions and leading positions in most of our markets, we have many strengths to guarantee sustained value creation for our key stakeholders.


Imerys is proud to present ImerCare ® 6M, a 100% natural, Cosmos-approved mica, produced in France, which is ideal for powder foundations, eyeshadows and blushes. Compared to a standard mica, ImerCare ® 6M has been specially engineered to confer high cohesiveness in pressed powders, while ensuring good sensoriality, transparency and luminosity, suitable for all skin colors.

Imerys’ mica is sourced from our operation in Brittany - France, where respect for the environment has always been a key commitment. The operation has been ISO 14001 certified for over ten years and is contributing to preserving the environment through a number of important initiatives. These include making extensive use of recycled water during the production process as well as outreach projects such as the supply of sand to rebuild local beaches.

Imerys operation site in Brittany - France is part of “La French Fab” which embodies companies and industrial sites located in France who recognize themselves in the desire to develop French industry, adhere to the concepts and values of La French Fab and fly their colors.

ImerCare ® 6M is a response to end users who increasingly seek for natural and sustainably sourced ingredients for their products. One of the best examples of this trend is the rise of “mineral make-up” products where natural mineral powders such as mica, kaolin and iron oxide are the main ingredients.

Among these minerals, natural mica is particularly prized for its unique optical and physical properties.

Imerys, the world leader in mineral specialties, is providing a natural and sustainable solution with ImerCare ® 6M, a unique mica grade and an ideal base make-up ingredient, as it can be incorporated at more than 70% in a compact powder formulation.

More information on ImerCare ® 6M is available here.

About Imerys

With €4.4 billion in revenue and 16,300 employees in 2019, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys received the highest recognition possible from global business sustainability assessor EcoVadis to reward its continuous improvement efforts in corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Group has been rated Platinum, a rating that recognises the top 1% of companies evaluated for their environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement performance.

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