EP Minerals Adds Clay and Adsorbent Assets

EP Engineered Clay Corp, an affiliate of EP Minerals LLC of Reno, NV, has acquired bleaching clay and mineral adsorbents assets from BASF Corp of Florham Park, NJ . The transaction includes a Jackson, MS production site, a clay mine in Aberdeen, MS, and the mineral rights associated with a mine located in the Navajo...

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Imerys Completes Purchase of Kerneos, Lines-Up Zirconia Deal

Imerys SA of France has completed the acquisition of Kerneos a global leader in high performance binders. Kerneos develops high performance binders that contribute key properties to its customers’ innovative solutions for the construction, civil engineering and refractories sectors. The acquisition price is based on a €880 million (US$1.02 billion) total enterprise value and should...

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SQM Consolidates Three Lithium Production Plants

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM) of Santiago, Chile has announced that following the formation of a joint venture with Kidman Resources Ltd of Australia, it will consolidate three complementary lithium production plants worldwide: the Salar de Atacama in Chile, the Salar de Cauchari in Argentina, and the Mount Holland spodumene deposit in...

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Eagle Graphite Seeks Financing to Restart Black Crystal Production

Eagle Graphite Inc of Toronto, ON has engaged US Capital Partners Inc of San Francisco, CA as lender and advisor for due diligence engagement to fund up to US$30 million under a proposed debt facility. The contemplated facility comprises machinery and equipment financing, a term loan, and a convertible debt facility. If successful, estimated closing...

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PQ Holdings Files Initial Public Offering Prospectus

PQ Holdings Corp of Malvern, PA has filed a prospectus for an initial public offering. The move follows its combination with Eco Services Operations LLC of Cranbury, NJ. The company intends to use the proceeds from the offering to repay debt, to pay fees and expenses associated with the offering and for working capital and...

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