Innovation in paper and packaging
A market-based innovation strategy
Innovation is part of Imerys' strategy and an essential component of its internal growth. Imerys' research & development has the mission of designing new processes, new technologies and new products.
The starting point for our innovation approach is to understand our customer's business and anticipate their needs, solve their technical problems and meet their expectations.
Typically working hand in hand with our customers, we run fully equipped research labs for paper making, testing and printing. Over 120 researchers and geologists work out of our two main research centers in the United Kingdom (Par Moor) and the USA (Sandersville). The scope of the analytical capabilities for testing paper and board and the numerous test methods designed and developed in-house support a recognized, world class technical knowhow and application knowledge.
The focus of our research and development is to grow solutions that bring advanced properties to our customer's sheets to achieve optimal products and less downtime in production, printing and converting. To support the evolution and reformulation of grades, Imerys pursues the double objective of raising the value of the pigments provided and lowering the overall cost of our customer's operations.