ImerysImerCare P-Scrub, a 100% natural range of mineral scrub derived from perlite, a volcanic rock, has been attributed the 2016 IMA-Europe [1] Recognition Award under the category ‘Innovation’. The range has been specifically engineered to address the growing demand for environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic microbeads in scrub applications.

From left to right: Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit for Raw Materials,...

From left to right: Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit for Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals and Forest-based Industries – European Commission; Ralph Calmes, Vice President - Imerys Performance Additives; Thierry Casteran, Global Business Development Director, Cosmetics - Imerys Performance Additives.

The ImerCare P-Scrub range has been developed using patented engineered technology which allows to combine the natural hardness of volcanic rock with the softness of spherical particles to provide a gentle, physical exfoliation effect.

The award ceremony took place on September 28 during the 2016 IMA-Europe Conference which brings together representatives from the European Commission, industrial minerals industry, downstream industries, unions, NGOs, and academia.