Imerys announces price increases on kaolin

Calcium carbonate.

Imerys Pigments for Paper and Packaging North America announces price increases for kaolin and calcium carbonate, effective January 1, 2012, subject to any provisions in individual customer contracts.

The prices of kaolin produced in the USA and Brazil, including calcined kaolin products, will increase by 5 to 7%. The prices of ground calcium carbonate (GCC) will increase by 5%. The natural gas trigger price for the kaolin energy surcharge program will continue to be $5.00 per MMBtu for all non-contract customers.