All media releases & Case studies

2020

Covia filed for Chapter 11 protection in the United States

Covia Corporation, a NYSE listed company owned 65% by Sibelco, has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the United States. Upon emergence from... >

Sibelco appoints Hilmar Rode as new Chief Executive Officer

Sibelco’s Board of Directors has confirmed the selection of Hilmar Rode as the next Chief Executive Officer of Sibelco. Mr Rode will succe... >

Customer becoming world record holder with the help of Sibelco materials

Our materials help customers to go the extra mile. Last week, one of our Dutch customers Haitsma Beton, placed the longest prefabricated pre... >

Meet the amphibians living at our sites

From yellow-bellied toads to midwife toads and great crested newts, we’ve been welcoming many kinds of amphibians at our quarries. ... >

Happy World Bee Day!

Helping bees is part of our culture and sustainability approach, in which we strive to protect biodiversity. In celebration of World Bee Day... >

Sibelco has formally completed the acquisition of Ukrainian clay producers

Sibelco has formally completed the acquisition of Ukrainian clay producers  Euromineral LLC and Kurdyumovsky Plant PrJSC, located in the Do... >

Sibelco and Mineris Environnement announce creation of Recyverre joint venture for flat glass recycling in France and the acquisition of GIREV by Recyverre.

Material solution company Sibelco and waste collection & logistics group Mineris Environnement announce the creation of a joint venture for ... >

Sibelco introduces 2025 sustainability priorities

Material solutions provider Sibelco today introduced its sustainability priorities for 2025. ... >

Successful closing for sale of Australian magnesia operations

30 March 2020. Sibelco has successfully closed on the sale of its Australian magnesia operations (QMAG Limited) to German-based Refratechnik... >

Sibelco and Graymont will not proceed with the previously announced Indonesian transaction

Following the successful completion of the acquisition by Graymont of Sibelco’s lime and limestone businesses in Australia, Malaysia and t... >

Sibelco acquires two glass recycling activities in the Bologna region of Italy

Antwerp, Belgium; 11 February 2020, materials group Sibelco confirmed that it has acquired two glass recycling activities, Emiliana Rottami ... >

How can minerals and other materials solutions support a more sustainable glass industry?

Raw materials have a major role to play in building a more sustainable, competitive glass industry. Access to responsibly-mined materials, h... >

Sibelco reaches agreement to sell its Australian magnesia operations

MEDIA RELEASE: 14 January 2020. Sibelco announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Australian magnesia operations (QM... >

2019

Sibelco signs historic rehabilitation agreement for North Stradbroke Island

On 12 December, Sibelco joined representatives from the Indigenous community and the Queensland State Government at a historic event for min... >

Case Study: Helping Fortum to provide green heat and energy for Oslo

When leading clean-energy specialists, Fortum, faced agglomeration problems with a biomass boiler at one of its Norwegian CHP plants, Sibelc... >

Case Study: Helping the Netherlands’ forests to thrive

When a project to protect green spaces across the Netherlands highlighted problems with forest soils, Bosgroepen turned to Sibelco’s Soilf... >

Responsible Sand Production

Sibelco is committed to the responsible management of industrial sand deposits to ensure a sustainable supply of materials for its customers... >

Successful closing on sale of Lime and Limestone assets

Sibelco announced today that they are moving forward with the previously announced sale of their global lime and limestone business to Graym... >

Sibelco acquires Macoglass S.r.l

Antwerp, Belgium; 11 July 2019, industrial specialty minerals group Sibelco confirmed that it has officially acquired Macoglass S.r.l, a gla... >

Removing medicines from wastewater

The pollution of water due to medicine is a growing problem and has become a priority issue amongst legislators and, consequently, for water... >

Sibelco sand provides winning start

Sibelco supplied 3,000 tons of sand and 1,800 tons of root zone to the new £1bn Tottenham Spurs' Stadium in London – the new home of the ... >

Solutions to Maximise Wastewater Filtering

Case Study: Sibelco's range of calibrated sands helps wastewater treatment producers such as Paques to get maximum filtration performance ... >

Supporting Next Generation Education

Now in its third year, Sibelco’s Young Apprentice youth education program, is helping to build a brighter future for young people in Jarin... >

Natural Solution for Forest Health

Sibelco’s innovative new Soilfeed range of material solutions help to naturally restore forest soils to full health, playing a key role in... >

Lifesaving Solutions – ATH flame retardants slow fire burn rate

Our Portaflame™ and Securoc™ range of ATH flame retardants slows down the rate at which fire burns and reduces smoke toxicity, dramatica... >

IWD 2019: Q&A with Maria José Lozano

On March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD), we asked María José Lozano, Safety & Health Officer in Spain to provide her inspirations fo... >

Case Study: Pure Energy

Sibelco’s IOTA® high purity quartz (HPQ) is playing a key role in solar power, the world’s fastest-growing source of new energy ... >

Sibelco Leading the way in Energy Efficiency

The Dutch Government recognized Sibelco’s Maastricht plant as a leader in energy efficiency  ... >

Sibelco to sell Lime and Limestone assets to Graymont and Grupo Calidra

PRESS RELEASE: Transaction increases Sibelco’s portfolio focus and adds flexibility for future growth opportunities ... >

2018

Case study: A micro solution to solve one of the world’s biggest problems

Continuous population growth and industrialization across the globe demand increasingly effective technologies for treating various wastewat... >

Case study: Pre-treatment solution prior to desalination

With worldwide water consumption doubling every 20 years, the need to increase sustainable supplies from non-traditional sources is pressing... >

Case study: Re-using green energy by-products for improved sustainability

We are constantly refining our search for innovative solutions, both to improve the performance of our materials and to provide solutions th... >

Case study: Promoting value chain sustainability through innovation

Carpet company Tarkett, with the help of Sibelco, now uses a by-product of water softening in the manufacture of backing for its carpet tile... >

Sibelco is supporting sustainable energy

New floating solar park in Flanders will further improve Sibelco’s energy mix. ... >

Delivering the ‘ingredients’ for ceramics innovation

In Northern Italy, our application engineers spend their days pushing the boundaries of material innovation in the field of tile manufacture... >

Sibelco Wins Gender Equality Award

On 5 July 2018, Sibelco won the Gender Equality - Industrial Sector Award at the LC Diversity Awards held in Milan, Italy. ... >

From Graduate Program to Procurement Management: Q&A with Nadezhda Kuzmina

Learn about Nadezhda's thoughts on the Graduate Program and her career progression and achievements at Sibelco. ... >

Sibelco 2018 Graduate Program

We are currently recruiting for our 12-month Graduate Program. Applications are open until 12 June, 2018. ... >

Sustainable Employability – Confined Spaces Project

We're pleased to have completed this important safety project made possible by the European Social Fund of the European Commission. ... >

Women in science & technology: Q&A with Florence Ong

Learn more about Florence’s background, the challenges of her role and her achievements at Sibelco. ... >

2017

Unimin merges with Fairmount Santrol

We're excited to announce the upcoming merger of Unimin Corporation and Fairmount Santrol. ... >

Sibelco Innovation Development Program

Are you a Post Graduate in natural sciences or engineering? Apply to our program today! ... >

2016

Case study: The power of partnership to service customer demand

One of the major benefits of operating a global business is the ability to source the very highest quality minerals for our customers - wher... >

Case study: Investing in the future of our lime business

Acquisition has been one of the cornerstones of Sibelco's growth strategy, and in 2015 we added a number of niche businesses to strengthen o... >

Case study: Taking a confident lead with a customer-centric strategy

Over the past two years, Sibelco Australia has implemented an ambitious rationalisation of its lime business in New South Wales, resulting i... >

Case study: Attracting and retaining the best with the Sibelco Academy

A global approach to how we run our business requires a holistic approach to employee development and, with this in mind, in 2015 the Sibelc... >

2015

Case study: Refining our thinking on waste

Customers of our Kemaman lime plant on the east coast of Malaysia require a particularly fine, Grade A specification of calcium hydrate, a w... >

2014

2015 European Graduate Program

We are now accepting applications to our 2015 European Graduate Program. Apply today! ... >

Unimin Energy Solutions: a new Sibelco global division

Unimin Energy Solutions is a strategic investment that reflects our ongoing commitment to our customers in the oil and gas industry as they ... >

Support to “Zandloperpad” Footpath in Maasmechelen, Belgium

In partnership with local organisations, we are proud to support the construction of a new footpath in the Mechelse Heide National Park in M... >

2014 European Graduate Program

We invite you to apply to our 2014 European Graduate Program. Successful applicants will begin in September. ... >

Sustainable Mining Award

Our UK operations have been awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard for the tenth consecutive year. ... >

Back to nature: the Bluegard® olivine solution

In collaboration with the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA), we are researching and developing the use of our Blueguard® series of ol... >