IMERYS Pigments for Paper to Increase Global Kaolin Prices

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, October 15 /CNW/ - IMERYS Pigments for Paper will
raise global kaolin prices for its pigments for paper product lines effective
December 1, 2007 as contracts allow.

    Kaolins manufactured in the USA and Brazil, including calcined products
will increase by an average of 12%. Energy surcharges will remain in effect
for all kaolin products.

    Significant cost pressures in logistics, chemicals, mining, fuel, and
power are key drivers for the announced price increases. Despite Imerys'
continual investment to mitigate these effects, price increases are necessary
to achieve a sustainable pigment business and meet the demands of the paper

    Notes to editors:

    IMERYS Pigments for Paper is a world leading producer of white pigments,
manufacturing kaolin, ground calcium carbonate (GCC) and precipitated calcium
carbonate (PCC). The business group serves the needs of the international
paper industry and employs 2,846 people, operates 44 industrial sites in 19
countries and represents 23% of Imerys' overall revenue.

For further information:

For further information: IMERYS Pigments for Paper Spencer Farmer,
Global Marketing Director Phone +44 (0)776 664 1967 Email:

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