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Universal Compressed Air to Supply Compressed Air to Imerys Under Long-Term Agreement


Alabama, September 20, 2022 Universal Compressed Air (UCA) is pleased to announce that it has entered an agreement with Imerys to provide PIPELINE AIRTM to their plant in Sylacauga.

UCA will design, build, own, operate and maintain a state-of-the-art facility to provide compressed dry air to Imerys under its long-term PIPELINE AIRTM performance contracting model.  The PIPELINE AIRTM contract will combine UCA’s compressed air supply expertise with oil-free dry air, a master control system and long-term performance guarantees. UCA will execute the design, construction, commissioning, startup, maintenance and operations of the new plant with startup expected in early 2023.

PIPELINE AIRTM is designed to allow companies to outsource compressed air needs as a utility, reduce energy and carbon footprint, preserve capital, and focus on their core business. UCA looks forward to supporting Imerys’ goal of efficient and reliable compressed air.

About Imerys

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €4.4 billion revenue and 17,000 employees in 2021, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes. www.imerys.com

About UCA

Universal Compressed Air is a privately-owned and thriving high-technology business in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley focused on compressed air systems for industry.  UCA brings decades of Industrial Gas expertise to Compressed Air Supply Systems.  The systems are optimized to deliver compressed air as a utility and, in every case, an efficient and reliable solution will be designed and built to maximize savings.  As a compressed air supplier, the systems are proven, trusted, and designed to optimize the end user’s success.  



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