WASHINGTON MILLS, leader in the production of silicon carbide for multiple technological applications
Founded in 1868, the American company in the early 21st century, seeing the opportunity to expand its silicon carbide products, acquired The Exolon Company. In 2003, it further expanded its silicon carbide capacity with the acquisition of Orkla Exolon in Norway in 2004, adding another source of crude silicon carbide, with advanced microgrit technology as well as new production capacity. In 2006, Washington Mills completed the construction of a state-of-the-art microgrit processing plant in Norway. Equipped with the most modern equipment and technologies, the new plant has the advanced ability to produce high quality micro-granules and sub-micron powders.
Washington Mills has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings: today it employs approximately 600 employees, serves thousands of customers worldwide and represents one of the largest producers of molten minerals in the world. Thanks to its commitment in the sector and its objectives of internal growth and strategic acquisitions, Washington Mills offers – states the company – the widest selection of electro-cast abrasives and special minerals available on the market today.
Imerys Graphite & Carbon, a world leader in the supply of products with high technological content and high performance based on graphite and carbon, will exhibit at BATTERY WORLD – ZEROEMISSION 2021, together with Premix Srl which represents it in Italy.
Imerys Graphite & Carbon, is based in Switzerland, in the Canton of Ticino, and in addition to the transformation plants in Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada, it owns a natural graphite mine in Canada and includes Research and Development centers in Switzerland and Japan.
Due to the foundation of the first production site in Switzerland in 1908, Imerys Graphite & Carbon can boast a long and consolidated tradition in offering carbon-based products and conductive carbon black for the production of batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells.
Supported by an international professional team of over 450 people, Imerys Graphite & Carbon produces and markets a wide range of synthetic and natural graphite powders, conductive carbon black, and high quality aqueous dispersions. The high performance of its products guarantees Imerys Graphite & Carbon a leading position in various application sectors: mobile energy, batteries, engineering products, additives for polymers, metallurgy, and refractories.
Premix Srl, a Milan-based company, operates as an agent and distributor of inorganic raw materials for industrial production in various sectors: batteries, rubber and plastic, refractories, brakes and clutches, abrasives, lubricants, electrochemistry and technical ceramics.
Premix Srl started its activity in December 1993 after the closure of LONZA Italia Spa, sales office of the Inorganic Chemistry Department of the A-L Alusuisse-Lonza Group, at the time composed by Martinswerk GmbH, Lonza Werke GmbH and Lonza Graphite & Technology. The company therefore inherited the experience, the consolidated presence in different sectors of the raw materials market and a deep technical knowledge, highly appreciated by customers.
Premix provides specialized technical support to all its customers, also thanks to the collaboration of the Research and Development divisions of the companies represented, and also deals with the research of raw materials for customers, ensuring a qualified storage service.