TIMCAL suspends production at Quebec graphite mine

Imerys SA's (EPA:NK) TIMCAL Graphite & Carbon has suspended production at its Lac des Iles graphite mine in Quebec, Canada.

TIMCAL senior vice president of sales and marketing, Fabrizio Corti, confirmed the stoppage with Industrial Minerals on Monday:

"We have suspended mining owing to high inventory levels, but we are continuing with our processing activities and to supply our customers."

TIMCAL is a world leader in high tech solutions based on graphite and carbons.

Graphite has been called 'a metal for the 21st century' for its unique chemical and physical properties: new industrial, commercial and high-technology uses for graphite are constantly being discovered.