Imerys launches plans for graphite growth with Namibia joint venture

New venture will target growing lithium ion sector at a time when few producers are challenging Chinese supremacy for a market share in the burgeoning spherical sector

By Andrew Miller Imerys Graphite & Carbon, a subsidiary of Imerys SA – the world’s leading diverisifed producer of niche minerals and metals – has entered into a joint venture with Gecko Namibia to develop the Okanjande project in northern Namibia.

The project will form a core part of Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s growth strategy, targeting production which can be sold into the growing lithium ion battery sector, the company explained . . .

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